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ephemeral

Biology
1. a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
2. a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months

ephemeral

Temporary. Fleeting. Transitory. See ephemeral message app.
References in classic literature ?
Of course, all that happened tonight was ephemeral, fantastic, unseemly--yet it lacked neither colour nor originality.
A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he.
The city looked so thirsty that the broad river seemed to me a sheet of metal; and the blackened statues, as I passed under their blank gaze, along the unending bridge, with their ancient garments and their saintly crowns, seemed to me the real inhabitants and owners of this place, while the busy, trivial men and women, hurrying to and fro, were a swarm of ephemeral visitants infesting it for a day.
Over twenty years' experience as performer, teacher, choreographer, and reconstructor of fifteenth-century dances enhance her scholarship and give her a healthy respect for the various modern interpretations of the sketchy written records of an ephemeral art.
The large ephemeral field should energize electrons in the mesosphere, causing them to crash into nitrogen, which then emits red light, he says.
The word ephemeral means "beginning and ending in a day.
Derived from a patient and recurring naming of the ephemeral but valued objects that surround him, Brauntuch's work--a visual litany of the things he knows--demands attentiveness despite its disinclination to hierarchize subject matter.
Artist group Greyworld devised a sound installation for two of the shelters: 'songs of colour', which reflects the hues worn by people passing by, creating an intriguing ephemeral sound environment.
To this reader, the final section of each volume, devoted to current events, occasionally tries too hard to record every event of conceivable interest to Leonardisti; ephemera are more suitably registered in ephemeral publications such as newsletters.