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ephemeron

[ ih-fem-uh-ron, -er-uhn ]
/ ɪˈfɛm əˌrɒn, -ər ən /
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noun, plural e·phem·er·a [ih-fem-er-uh], /ɪˈfɛm ər ə/, e·phem·er·ons.

anything short-lived or ephemeral.
ephemera, items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc.

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Origin of ephemeron

1570–80; <Greek ephḗmeron short-lived insect, noun use of neuter of ephḗmeros;see ephemeral
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British Dictionary definitions for ephemeron

ephemeron
/ (ɪˈfɛməˌrɒn) /

noun plural -era (-ərə) or -erons

(usually plural) something transitory or short-lived

Word Origin for ephemeron

C16: see ephemeral
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