temporaries'tempərərɪ /-prə- noun +a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis adj. +not permanent; not lasting +lacking continuity or regularity
impermanent, makeshift, stopgap, stand-by, provisional; pro tem, transitory, transient, fleeting, fugitive, passing, ephemeral, temporal, evanescent, short-lived, momentary:
I suppose it will have to do as a temporary substitute.
Advanced English Dictionary
+adjective lasting or intended to last only for a short time; not permanent: temporary relief from pain + temporary work / accommodation + a temporary measure / solution / arrangement + More than half the staff are temporary. Antonym: PERMANENT temporarily adverb: We regret this service is temporarily unavailable. temporariness noun [U]