Temporary vs Provisory - What's the difference?

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Temporary is a synonym of provisory.


As adjectives the difference between temporary and provisory

is that temporary is not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time while provisory is containing (a) proviso(es).

As a noun temporary

is one serving for a limited time; short-term employee.

temporary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
  • Existing only for a short time or short times; transient, ephemeral.
  • Synonyms

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    Noun

    (temporaries)
  • One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.
  • Synonyms

    * temp

    provisory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • containing (a) proviso(es)
  • :''The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance
  • dependent on a condition (proviso)
  • :''A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail
  • pending something more permanent
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to a proviso) conditional * (pending something) provisional, temporary, transitory

    Derived terms

    * provisorily