• (noun): One who stays for only a short time.
    Example: "Transient laborers"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on transient, transients:

Application Posture
... who characterized four 'postures' for applications sovereign, transient, daemonic and parasitic ... Cooper defined transient applications thus 'A transient posture program comes and goes, presenting a single, high-relief function with a tightly restricted set of ... Parasitic or Auxiliary applications are similar to transient applications in providing a limited, focused set of functionality and occupy a small space, but they are shown persistently and can be ...
Transient Friction Loading
... Transient friction loading, also known as TFL, is the mechanical stress induced on an object due to transient or vibrational frictional forces ...
Transient (oscillation) - Electromagnetics
... Engineers use voltage regulators and surge protectors to prevent transients in electricity from affecting delicate equipment ... Within Electromagnetic compatibility testing, transients are deliberately administered to electronic equipment for testing their performance and ... Many such tests administer the induced fast transient oscillation directly, in the form of a damped sine wave, rather than attempt to reproduce the original source ...
Transient Equilibrium
... In nuclear physics, transient equilibrium is a situation in which equilibrium is reached by a parent-daughter radioactive isotope pair where the half-life of the daughter is shorter than the half-life of the parent ... Transient equilibrium occurs after four half-lives, on average ...
Leak Detection - Requirements - Steady-state and Transient Conditions
... During transient conditions, these variables may change rapidly ... Transient conditions occur in a pipeline for example at start-up, if the pressure at inlet or outlet changes (even if the change is small), and when a batch changes, or when ... Gas pipelines are almost always in transient conditions, because gases are very compressible ...

More definitions of "transient":

  • (noun): (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load.
  • (adj): Of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind.
    Synonyms: transeunt

Famous quotes containing the word transient:

    For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions. They are, in fact, the cause of our distraction.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A creature not too bright or good
    For human nature’s daily food;
    For transient sorrows, simple wiles,
    Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)