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Definitions for temporal
ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəltem·po·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temporal role, temporal(adj)

    the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

  2. temporal(adj)

    not eternal

    "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

  3. temporal(adj)

    of or relating to or limited by time

    "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"

  4. temporal(adj)

    of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)

    "temporal bone"

  5. worldly, secular, temporal(adj)

    characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

    "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"

  6. temporal(adj)

    of this earth or world

    "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery

  2. Temporal(noun)

    of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal

  3. Temporal(noun)

    civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts

  4. Temporal(noun)

    anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural

Freebase

  1. Temporal

    Temporal is collection of music by Love Spirals Downwards, an ethereal band on the US record label, Projekt Records. It includes several previously unreleased songs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Temporal

    tem′por-al, adj. pertaining to time, esp. to this life or world—opposed to eternal: worldly, secular, or civil—opposed to sacred or ecclesiastical.—n. Temporal′ity, what pertains to temporal welfare: (pl.) secular possessions, revenues of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tithes, and the like.—adv. Tem′porally.—n. Tem′poralness.—adv. Tem′porarily.—n. Tem′porariness.—adjs. Tem′porary, Temporā′neous, for a time only: transient.—n. Temporisā′tion.—v.i. Tem′porise, to comply with the time or occasion: to yield to circumstances.—ns. Tem′poriser; Tem′porising.—adv. Tem′porisingly. [Fr.,—L. tempus, time.]

Editors Contribution

  1. temporal

    Relating to a bone of the skull in the head.

    The temporal bones are located in the head.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temporal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temporal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of temporal in a Sentence

  1. Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

  2. Saint Augustine:

    God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.

  3. John Ashcroft:

    Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.

  4. Mary Baker Eddy:

    Spirit is the real and eternal matter is the unreal and temporal.

  5. Marion Woodman:

    It is amazing that our souls -- our eternal essences, with all their hopes an dreams and visions of an eternal world -- are contained within these temporal bodies.

Images & Illustrations of temporal

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  • temporalCatalan, Valencian
  • světský, časový, spánkovýCzech
  • verdslig, tidsmæssigeDanish
  • zeitweilig, temporär, vorübergehend, zeitlich, Schläfen-, weltlich, diesseitig, SchläfenGerman
  • χρονικόςGreek
  • tempaEsperanto
  • sienes, temporalSpanish
  • ajaline, aja-, ajutineEstonian
  • زمانیPersian
  • lyhytaikainen, hetkellinen, ajallinen, aika-, ohimo-, maallinen, väliaikainenFinnish
  • temporel, temporaire, temporelleFrench
  • saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
  • זמניHebrew
  • temporaleItalian
  • temporarius, temporalis, templaris, temporalibusLatin
  • forbigående, verdslig, timelig, temporal, temporær, jordiskNorwegian
  • czasowyPolish
  • temporalPortuguese
  • trecător, temporar, temporalRomanian
  • временной, височный, временный, преходящийRussian
  • tillfällig, jordisk, tidsbunden, tidsmässig, temporär, världslig, temporalSwedish
  • உலகியல்Tamil
  • geçici, zamansal, maddi, fani, zamana ait, dünyevi, cismani, muvakkatTurkish
  • Chinese

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