Momentarily vs Temporary - What's the difference?
As an adverb momentarily
is in a momentary manner; for a moment or instant.
As an adjective temporary is
not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
As a noun temporary is
one serving for a limited time; short-term employee.
In a momentary manner; for a moment or instant.
(US) In a moment or very soon; at any moment.
Progressively; moment by moment.
* Many speakers object to the use of momentarily'' in the sense of “''in'' a moment” rather than “''for'' a moment”, since this is inconsistent with the meaning of (momentary);
Just a Moment]”, by (William Safire), ''(New York Times),'' May 11, 1997
[''I Stand Corrected: More on Language,'' by William Safire [http://books.google.com/books?client=iceweasel-a&id=1fuhvj8icSsC&dq=momentarily&q=momentarilysearch_anchor pp. 137–138, ]] nonetheless, this use is quite common in North America, and is particularly associated with airlines, such as “we will be landing momentarily”. [On language, by William Safire, 1980, [http://books.google.com/books?client=iceweasel-a&id=mrJZAAAAMAAJ&dq=momentarily&q=momentarily p. 9] In place of ''momentarily , many speakers prefer the terms (presently), (soon) or the phrase “in a moment”, for this sense of “in a moment”.
Not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
Existing only for a short time or short times; transient, ephemeral.
* See also
One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.