(philately) a postage stamp issued locally before an official issue is released.
Something which lasts for a short period of time.
* (short-lived) ephemeron
Lasting for a short period of time.
* Vicesimus Knox
* Sir J. Stephen
- Esteem, lasting esteem, the esteem of good men, like himself, will be his reward, when the gale of ephemeral popularity shall have gradually subsided.
- sentences not of ephemeral , but of eternal, efficacy
(biology) Existing for only one day, as with some flowers, insects, and diseases.
(geology, of a body of water) Usually dry, but filling with water for brief periods during and after precipitation.
* 1986 , W.H. Raymond, "Clinoptilolite Deposit in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, U.S.A.", in Y?ichi Murakami et al. (editors), New Developments in Zeolite Science and Technology (conference proceedings), Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-444-98981-9,
- It was during an access of this kind that I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to forget myself and my ephemeral , because human, sorrows.
- The graben constitutes a depositional basin and a topographic low, underlain by Cretaceous shales, in which volcanic debris accumulated in ephemeral lakes and streams in Oligocene and early Miocene time.
* (lasting for a short period of time) temporary, transitory, fleeting, evanescent, momentary, short-lived, short, volatile
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* (lasting for a long period of time) permanent, eternal, everlasting, timeless.