Transient vs Impermanent - What's the difference?
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Transient is a related term of impermanent.
As adjectives the difference between transient and impermanent
is that transient
is passing or disappearing with time; transitory while impermanent
is not permanent; momentary.
As a noun transient
is something which is transient.
Passing or disappearing with time; transitory.
- a transient pleasure
Remaining for only a brief time.
- this transient world
(physics) Decaying with time, especially exponentially.
(mathematics, stochastic processes, of a state) having a positive probability of being left and never being visited again.
Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual.
Passing through; passing from one person to another.
(philosophy) Operating beyond itself; having an external effect.
- a transient view of a landscape
* (passing) passing, transitory, temporary
* (brief) brief, ephemeral, fleeting, flighty, fugacious
* (passing) permanent
* (brief) permanent
* (mathematics) recurrent
* (philosophy) immanent
Something which is transient.
(physics) A transient phenomenon, especially an electric current; a very brief surge.
(acoustics) A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.
A person who passes through a place for a short time; a traveller; a migrant worker
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An unhoused person
- Then, within the space of a few months, there were more transients than there were locals, and the imbalance seemed morally wrong.
* (4) traveller: itinerant, migrant, traveller
* (5) homeless: homeless
Not permanent; momentary.