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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
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ephemeral

Temporary. Fleeting. Transitory. See ephemeral message app.
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The SR method is based on examining the energy budget of air parcels or coherent structures that reside ephemerally within the crop canopy during the turbulent exchange process [63].
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For McCabe the good is understood in terms of the meaningful--perhaps a linguistic version of the Kantian rational--but no explanation is given why sub specie aeternitatis either the meaningful or the rational matter--unless, of course ephemerally or (God forbid, if you are arguing with atheists) if there is a God!
The expanding range of food and beverage products positioned on benefits beyond basic nutrition interlocks with the consumer do-it-yourself trend of addressing health or wellness concerns (if only ephemerally, or even symbolically) with food and beverage choices.
Sometimes, a significant terrigenous input may restart ephemerally, as seen in metre-thick beds located above the last terrigenous intercalations of the Genna Selole Fm, forming carbonate conglomerates or pebbly carbonates embedded in the dolostones of the Dorgali Fm.
Potential habitats and additional records also suggest that Lynx occur, at least sporadically or ephemerally, throughout the entirety of the Alaska Peninsula (including areas that do not support Snowshoe Hares).
Rich in wildlife, the area has an equally rich human history, most of it archived exclusively, and ephemerally, in the memories of the Aivilingmiut Inuit who made it their home.
more so than it was in reality when the kiss actually physically (but ephemerally) took place.
I've never heard a performance like this one, its aching reverie conveyed over a single arc, building a huge climax of yearning, and, through its languorous course, string texture murmuring, woodwinds ephemerally fluttering.
if somewhat ephemerally, all the Germans left behind the Iron
When viewed in the context of the politics of Cuban historiography, this erasure of absolute referentiality suggests that, contrary to its ideological discourse, the Cuban Revolution is only ephemerally messianic (p.