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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
Ephemeral things (from Greek εφήμεροςephemeros, literally "lasting only one day") are transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things.

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Ephemeral Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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