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Transience , sometimes only used as an adjective transient (English "temporarily", all in Latin transire "passing"), describes something temporary or fleeting.

It is:

  • in engineering generally for the statistical term unsteady
  • in computer science for "volatile" data loaded into the memory for a limited time, see buffer (computer science)
  • in electrical engineering and acoustics for a very fast, impulsive settling process, the transients
  • in genetic engineering for a gene that is taken up by a cell as a plasmid but not incorporated into the genome, see plasmid
  • in mathematics for a term from the theory of Markov chains, see Transient Markov chain
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