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temporary

  

      adj  
1    not permanent; provisional  
temporary accommodation     
2    lasting only a short time; transitory  
temporary relief from pain     
      n   pl   , -raries  
3    a person, esp. a secretary or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis,   (Often shortened to)    temp  
     (C16: from Latin temporarius, from tempus time)  
  temporarily      adv  
  temporariness      n  


temporary hardness  
      n     (Chem)   hardness of water due to the presence of magnesium and calcium hydrogencarbonates, which can be precipitated as carbonates by boiling  
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n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
n.
someone who does not use high-technology items or services on a daily basis
[Slang] "Amish" is the name of a religious group arisen in the 16th century, that resists modern world's changes (including technology, fashion etc.)
n.
government by revocable delegates chosen and controlled by groups of 25 delegators. Revocable delegates designated the higher levels : basis delegate, council delegate, deputy-delegate, national delegate, international delegate, and world delegate.
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
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