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temporary

adjective

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3 serving in a position for the time being
  • the temporary head of the sales division

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temporary

noun

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The first known use of temporary was circa 1564

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“Temporary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/temporary. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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