temporary expedient
index replacement, stopgap, substitute

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  • temporary expedient — noun an unplanned expedient • Syn: ↑improvisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑improvise (for: ↑improvisation) • Hypernyms: ↑expedient …   Useful english dictionary

  • expedient — [[t]ɪkspi͟ːdiənt[/t]] expedients 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft N of ing An expedient is an action that achieves a particular purpose, but may not be morally right. Surgical waiting lists were reduced by the simple expedient of striking off all… …   English dictionary

  • expedient — Synonyms and related words: action, ad hoc measure, advantageous, advisable, agency, answer, applicable, appropriate, apropos, art, artful dodge, artifice, auspicious, banausic, becoming, befitting, behind the scenes influence, beneficial,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • expedient — 1. adjective a politically expedient strategy Syn: convenient, advantageous, in one s own interests, useful, of use, beneficial, of benefit, helpful; practical, pragmatic, politic, prudent, wise, judicious, sensible 2. noun a temporary exp …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • expedient — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French, from Latin expedient , expendiens, present participle of expedire to extricate, prepare, be useful, from ex + ped , pes foot more at foot Date: 14th century 1.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Singapore) — Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act A police officer equipped with a firearm and handcuffs An Act to make temporary provisions for the maintenance of public order, the control of supplies by sea to Singapore, and the prevention of strikes and …   Wikipedia

  • History of the English fiscal system — The history of the English fiscal system affords the best known example of continuous financial development in terms of both institutions and methods. Although periods of great upheaval occurred from the time of the Norman Conquest to the… …   Wikipedia

  • makeshift — Synonyms and related words: action, ad hoc, ad hoc measure, ad lib, ad libitum, ad lib, ad libbing, adulterated, agent, alternate, alternative, analogy, answer, arrangement, artifice, backup, band aid, blemished, caught napping, caught off… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stopgap — Synonyms and related words: action, ad hoc, ad hoc measure, ad lib, ad libitum, ad lib, ad libbing, alternate, alternative, answer, arrangement, artifice, backup, band aid, bung, check valve, cock, contrivance, cork, counterfeit, countermove,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • improvisation — Synonyms and related words: action, ad hoc measure, ad lib, ad libbing, answer, arrangement, artifice, authorship, beginning, cadenza, coinage, conception, concoction, contrivance, contriving, countermove, coup, course of action, creation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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