- a function that tends to zero as the independent variable tends to infinity.
- a solution, especially of a differential equation, having this property.
- a nonperiodic signal of short duration.
- a decaying signal, wave, or oscillation.
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Historical Examples of transiently
But once—that transiently—yet sufficient to convince me that she is charming.A Bold Stroke for a Husband
I could manifest myself as palely, as transiently, as a thought.Famous Modern Ghost Stories
These not only survived him, but were destined, in the end, to overcome the power which had transiently overthrown them.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
He who read through her lustrous, transiently dwelling eyes had not that security.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
They knew whose lips were there, and, for that moment, they did not recall the hands so transiently blest.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 4 (of 4)