- 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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I saw him but transiently, as he passed; but his haggard countenance, and furious gestures, filled me with dismay.Memoirs of Emma Courtney|Mary Hays
I could manifest myself as palely, as transiently, as a thought.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
Here a beam of the sun, long withheld, glanced through the clouds and transiently warmed "the marrying mamma."The Son of Clemenceau|Alexandre (fils) Dumas
But once—that transiently—yet sufficient to convince me that she is charming.A Bold Stroke for a Husband|Hannah Cowley
From the days of remotest history, and our world over, spirits have often been transiently visible and palpable by some mortals.