1 not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
2 of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
3 of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
4 of the material world; "temporal possessions of the church"
5 concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; "lords temporal and spiritual" [syn: worldly]
6 of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence" n : the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb [syn: temporal role]
of or relating to time
of limited time
Of or relating to the material world
- Finnish: maallinen
- Norwegian: jordisk. timelig, verdslig
(euphemistic for) lasting a short time only
- German: temporär
- Italian: temporale
- Norwegian: forbigående, temporær
of the temples of the head
EtymologyFrom temporalis < tempus
Temporal can refer to:
- of or relating to time
- of or relating to the temple (anatomy)
- in logic, it can refer to:
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