transient

  1. one who stays for only a short time
  2. (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

Transient

• (a.) Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape. • (a.) Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders. • (a.) Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short dura...
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Transient

1) Applies to that which lasts or stays but a short time. A change from one steady-state condition to another.
2) The initial high-energy peak at the beginning of a waveform, such as one caused by the percussive action of a pick or hammer hitting the string, etc.
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transient

1. Short-lived; passing; not permanent; said of a disease or an attack. ... 2. A short-lived cardiac sound having little duration (less than 0.12 second) as distinct from a murmur; e.g., first, second, third, and fourth heart sounds, clicks, and opening snaps. ... Origin: L. Transeo, pres. P. Transiens, to cross over ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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transient

noun (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
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Transient

(Action) Proceeding from one being to another by way of effective action. An act that does not remain immanent, but effects some other being.
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Transient

[civil engineering] In civil engineering, a transient is used to refer to any pressure wave that is short lived (i.e. not static pressure or pressure differential due to friction/minor loss in flow). The most common occurrence of this is called water hammer. In a pipe network, when a valve or pump is suddenly shut off, the water flowing in ...
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Transient

[computer programming] In computer programming, transient is a property of any element in the system that is temporary. The term applies to transient applications, i.e. software for the end-user which is displayed with a transient application posture; transient data, which is discarded after it is no longer needed by the computation; and tr...
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Transient

[electricity] This category lists users who adhere to Romuva (religion). ...
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Transient

[oscillation] A transient event is a short-lived burst of energy in a system caused by a sudden change of state. The source of the transient energy may be an internal event or a nearby event. The energy then couples to other parts of the system, typically appearing as a short burst of oscillation. ==Electrical Engineering== In electrical en...
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Transient

A high amplitude, short duration pulse superimposed on the normal voltage wave form or ground line.
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Transient

A short-lived aspect of a signal, such as the attack and decay of musical tones. A speaker that can
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Transient

A short-lived electrical event.
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Transient

A sudden, high-amplitude signal peak that decays to the average program level very quickly. Percussive instruments create steep transients with every note. (WW)
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Transient

A temporary and brief change in a given parameter. Typically associated with input voltage or output loading parameters
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Transient

Always on the move rather than mostly in one area (term applies mostly to Orcas)
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Transient

Always on the move rather than staying in one area; usually refers to Killer Whales.
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transient

Any of the non-sustaining, non-periodic frequency components of a sound, usually of brief duration and higher amplitude than the sustaining components, and occurring near the onset of the sound (attack transients).
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transient

behaviour of a variable (quantity) during transition between two consecutive steady states
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transient

In the context of stochastic processes, 'A state is called transient if there is a positive probability of leaving and never returning.' -- Stokey and Lucas, p 322 Source: Stokey and Lucas, 1989, p 322 Contexts: macro; stochastic processes
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transient

lasting a very short time
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transient

pertaining to or designating a phenomenon or a quantity which varies between two consecutive steady states during a time interval short compared with the time-scale of interest
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transient

pertaining to or designating a phenomenon or quantity which passes from one steady state to another consecutive steady state
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Transient

See "Voltage Transient"
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transient

short-lived; not permanent.
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