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ephemeral

(ĭ-fĕm′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: "There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript" (Irving R. Kaufman).
2. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
n.
Something, especially a plant, that is ephemeral.

e·phem′er·al′i·ty, e·phem′er·al·ness n.
e·phem′er·al·ly adv.

ephemeral

[ifem′ərəl]
Etymology: Gk, epi, above, hemera, day
pertaining to a short-lived condition, such as a fever.

ephemeral

(ĕ-fĕm′ĕr-ăl) [Gr. epi, on, + hemera, day]
Of brief duration.

ephemeral

(of organisms such as many desert plants) having a very short life cycle. The term is used specifically to describe those plants that have more than one generation a year, as opposed to ANNUAL, BIENNIAL, PERENNIAL.
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In this section, we discuss one-round key exchange protocols and divide them into three categories: protocols without strong forward secrecy (sFS), protocols with sFS but without ephemeral key resistance and protocols with both of sFS and ephemeral key resistance.
Based on previous studies in arid-land streams, the primary species colonizing the small, temporarily wet reaches of ephemeral streams are hypothesized by researchers to be aerial adult colonizers with good powers of dispersal, species with rapid larval development, and those utilizing catastrophic drift from perennial stream reaches upstream (Williams, 2001; Van de Muetter et al.
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