Wondering about the definition of transient? Keep reading to learn the meaning of transient, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!
What is a Transient?
Transient, as a noun, describes a person who stays in a place for just a short while; not a permanent resident, such as a visitor or tourist.
Nomads are good examples of transients.
Transient, as an adjective, describes something or someone as being lasting a short period of time, transitory or temporary.
The common cold is transient, as it comes and goes.
More on Transients
Hotels have transient guests (adjective), but you probably wouldn’t call these hotel guests transients(noun) if they are on a simple vacation. However, a backpacker on a round-the-world trip is usually considered more of a transient.
Transience (noun) is the word for the state of being transient, transitory, or impermanent.
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