[tran-shuh ns, -zhuh ns, -zee-uh ns]


transient state or quality.

Nearby words

  1. transhiatal,
  2. transhiatal esophagectomy,
  3. tranship,
  4. transhumance,
  5. transhumanism,
  6. transient,
  7. transient acantholytic dermatosis,
  8. transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy,
  9. transient ischemic attack,
  10. transient modulation

Sometimes tran·sien·cy.

Origin of transience

First recorded in 1735–45; transi(ent) + -ence

Related formsnon·tran·sience, nounnon·tran·sien·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for transience



1745; see transient + -ence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper