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transiency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n transiency an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transiency The quality of being transient; transientness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n transiency Same as transience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Transiency transientness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. transienstrans, across, īre, itum, to go.

Usage

In literature:

The element of mortality in the form is included in the transience of imagery.
"Heart of Man" by George Edward Woodberry
A haunting transience mocked him from these rolling gray hills.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
It was like a reminder of the transience of the thing he sought, a challenge rousing him to assert its immortality.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Do you remember this application, among the countless ones of shadow to the transiency of life?
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
On the other hand the mere fact of memory is an escape from transience.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
But besides this transiency external to us, John finds a corresponding transiency within us.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The same author, himself inaccessible to alteration, has appointed to all natural things the law of transiency and succession.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Blake's Thel is a symbol of the transience of life.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
But under it all was a poignant sense of transience.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
When the newly created Bureau of Health and Sanity had frozen jobs in an effort to solve the transiency problem, Jack had refused to work.
"They Twinkled Like Jewels" by Philip José Farmer
Indefiniteness is far from proving the insincerity or transiency of Imperialism as an ideal.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
One of the more lasting attitudes developed was the belief that transience enhanced loveliness.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
The ghost of their love reminds me of the transience of life.
"Love and hatred" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Deep streams run smooth The ecstatic song of transience tells.
"May Carols" by Aubrey De Vere
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In poetry:

My moustache, a fat chrysalis,
tastes on my mouth of transience.
My heart aches, words cool out to this.
To whom, though, might their sound make sense?
"Without Hope: [Reménytelenül]" by Attila Jozsef
Thus the years open, each of them in turn,
endlessly blooming flowers of transiency.
Their ceaseless passing is of no concern,
for time no longer means a thing to me.
"On New Year's Day (1845)" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
No star their secret ravished, no wasting moon
Mocked the sad transience of those eternal hours:
Only the soft, unseeing heaven of June,
The ghosts of great trees, and the sleeping flowers.
"Prothalamion" by Francis Brett Young

In news:

Last week on Ambient Transience, I explored some areas of ethno- ambient music that I have previously held little knowledge of.
A dancer who made life's transience last.
Arts and Entertainment Pick of the Day: Holy Road: A Photographic Essay on Transience and Journey at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
A Photographic Essay on Transience and Journey Where: Vanderbilt Divinity School, 411 21st Ave S.
Flip camera's rapid rise and fall shows tech transience .
Breaking the Cycle of Transiency .
Nowhere has this renunciation of man's transience been more joyous or uplifting than in the medium of airport carpets .
For a ritual structure intended to evoke fragility and transience, the sukkah enjoys an oddly long life as an object of contemplation and representation.
It is the best of us and the worst of us: pomp and circumstance, thrill and agony, transience and transcendence.
Sharon Van Etten's third album, Tramp, was recorded during a period of transience, in which Van Etten drifted from place to place with no true "home".
Dickey prayed this day would come, prayed for a multi-year contract as stability after 15 years of transience in baseball.
Given the transience of students and administrators at UVA, a stable faculty is central to protecting the University's vision, argues a student editor.
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In science:

In particular, when β = dim(Γ) = 0, it is shown in that positive capacity in gauge n1/2 is sufficient and almost necessary for transience of RWRE.
Critical Random Walk in Random Environment on Trees of Exponential Growth
Remark: Of course any infinite path in W has P e−S (σ) < ∞, implying transience.
Critical Random Walk in Random Environment on Trees of Exponential Growth
For a one-dimensional random walk with independent steps it is a classical question to estimate the probabilities of hitting a given level, to visit a given site or to decide between recurrence and transience.
Level Crossing Probabilities I: One-dimensional Random Walks and Symmetrization
Clearly (1) then implies the transience (a).
Level Crossing Probabilities II: Polygonal Recurrence of Multidimensional Random Walks
For the transience proof we prepare now an upper estimate of the return probabilities of S (k) n .
Level Crossing Probabilities II: Polygonal Recurrence of Multidimensional Random Walks
For the transience we prove the convergence of the series (1).
Level Crossing Probabilities II: Polygonal Recurrence of Multidimensional Random Walks
For instance the questions of recurrence, transience and the existence of a non-zero limit m = limn→¥ Sn n have only partial answers with sufficient conditions that ar e not that easy to check.
Random walks in a random environment
It is a key ingredient in the check of Kalikow’s transience condition.
Random walks in a Dirichlet environment
We give sufficient conditions for recurrence and for transience.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
For non reversible random walks (without branching) in random environment, only few explicit results concerning recurrence/transience are known.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
In this case, a complete classification of recurrence/transience is obtained in, involving the branching rate and the spectral radius of the transition operator.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
So, we intruduce more appropriate notions of recurrence and transience.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
However, sufficient condition for recurrence or transience can be obtained (they are formulated in terms of the support of Q, as they should be).
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
Now, we turn our attention to the conditions for transience.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
Theorem 1.3 Condition L is sufficient for the transience of the branching random walk in random environment.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
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