transiency

noun
tran·​sien·​cy | \ ˈtran(t)-sh(ē-)ən(t)-sē How to pronounce transiency (audio) , -zē-ən(t)-, -sē-ən(t)-; -zhən(t)-sē, -jən(t)- \

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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 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, "The biggest coronavirus outbreak in Alaska is unfolding in a prison. Will the incarcerated be prioritized for vaccines?," 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018 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, "The ‘Treasonous’ Teens Living in One Nation Under Guns," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of transiency

1652, in the meaning defined above

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“Transiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transiency. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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