tran·​sien·​cy ˈtran(t)-sh(ē-)ən(t)-sē How to pronounce transiency (audio)

Examples of transiency in a Sentence

because of the transiency of their residency, college students often display little interest in the welfare of the towns where they go to school
Recent Examples on the Web But transiency in the back of the bullpen extends well beyond Woodward’s arrival. Dallas News, 27 July 2022 The council will hold a workshop outlining strategies and efforts to remedy homelessness and transiency in the city. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2021 Logistical complications to vaccinating in prisons could include the transiency of inmates, who cycle through jails and prisons for highly variable timeframes -- an extra big problem with a two-dose immunization. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Dec. 2020 The town suffered from high rates of transiency and wild economic swings, which contributed to one of the country’s highest suicide rates. Danielle Tcholakian, Longreads, 30 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transiency was in 1652

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Cite this Entry

“Transiency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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