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/ tɛmp /
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verb (used without object)
to work as a temporary.
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Origin of temp
First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
Other definitions for temp (2 of 2)
in the time of.
Origin of temp.
From the Latin word tempore
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How to use temp in a sentence
In recent decades, American factories have increasingly turned to temp agencies to fill their jobs.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
That’s because shipping exposes queens to both hot and cold temps.Learning what stresses queen bees could save their hives|Sharon Oosthoek|October 30, 2020|Science News For Students
A new study published in late September in Global Change Biology found that nighttime temperatures are increasing at a faster rate compared to daytime temps in most land areas across the Earth.Nights are warming faster than days. Here’s what that means for the planet.|Ula Chrobak|October 9, 2020|Popular-Science
Best of all, you can set your desired temp, anywhere between 140 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit.The best electric kettles for a great brew|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular-Science
The app also shows how long it will take for your meat to reach temp and lets you know if you need to adjust the heat at which you’re cooking.These pieces of kitchen gear make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 6, 2020|Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for temp (1 of 2)
/ (tɛmp) informal /
a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
(intr) to work as a temp
British Dictionary definitions for temp (2 of 2)
Word Origin for temp.
(for sense 4) Latin: in the time of
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