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Definition of Ephemeral

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lasting only a day; short-lived, transitory
Ephemeral Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.
  
(a.)
Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.
  
(a.)
Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
  
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ephemeral
\e*phem"er*al\ (?), a.
1. beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
2. short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only. "ephemeral popularity." knox. sentences not of ephemeral, but of eternal, efficacy. stephen.
ephemeral
fly (zo?l.), one of a group of neuropterous insects, belonging to the genus ephemera and many allied genera, which live in the adult or winged state only for a short time. the larv? are aquatic; -- called also day fly and may fly.
ephemeral
\e*phem"er*al\, n. anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.
ephemeral
adj : enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms" [syn: passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious]




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WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
(synonym) passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious
(similar) impermanent, temporary
Ephemeral Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Botanical Glossary of Taxonomic Terminology
lasting only one day when in flower
Ephemeral Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Ephemerality (from Greek εφήμεροςephemeros, literally "lasting only one day") is the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term ephemeral is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things, including human artifacts intentionally made to last for only a temporary period, in order to increase their perceived aesthetic value. With respect to unique performances, for example, it has been noted that "[e]phemerality is a quality caused by the ebb and flow of the crowd's concentration on the performance and a reflection of the nostalgic character of specific performances". Because different people may value the passage of time differently, "the concept of ephemerality is a relative one".

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Ephemeral Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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