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Temporary is a term that denotes a finite period of time, with a defined beginning and an end. It is derived from the Latin temporarius "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (gen. temporis) "time, season." It is the opposite of permanent. It can also refer to any of the following:

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Temporary is a term that shows a finite period of time, with a clear beginning and an end. It is derived from the Latin temporarius "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (gen. temporis) "time, season." It is the opposite of permanent. It could also mean any of the following:

  • In computing:
    • temporary variable
    • temporary file
    • temporary folder (often named /tmp or /var/tmp on Unix-like systems)
    • temporary filesystem


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