- (UK) IPA (key): /ˈtɛmpərəri/ or /ˈtɛmpəri/
- (US) IPA (key): /ˈtɛmpəˌrɛri/
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: tem‧po‧rary
- Something is temporary if it's only for a short time.
- Antonym: permanent
- A tent was our temporary home after our house burned down in the fire.
- The middle of the floor is a temporary place for these books until I find room for them on the shelf.