from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient. See Synonyms at makeshift.
- adj. Serving as a stopgap: a stopgap budget bill to keep the government running.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Temporary; short-term.
- n. A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.
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