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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temporal role, temporaladjective

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

  2. temporaladjective

    not eternal

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

  3. temporaladjective

    of or relating to or limited by time

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

  4. temporaladjective

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

    "temporal bone"

  5. worldly, secular, temporaladjective

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

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

  6. temporaladjective

    of this earth or world

    "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Temporaladjective

    Etymology: temporal, Fr. temporalis, low Latin.

    As there they sustain temporal life, so here they would learn to make provision for eternal. Richard Hooker.

    This sceptre shews the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein doth sit the dread of kings. William Shakespeare.

    All the temporal lands, which men devout
    By testament have given to the church,
    Would they strip from us. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    All temporal power hath been wrested from the clergy, and much of their ecclesiastick. Jonathan Swift.

    Call not every temporal end a defiling of the intention, but only when it contradicts the ends of God, or when it is principally intended: for sometimes a temporal end is part of our duty; and such are all the actions of our calling. Taylor.

    Our petitions to God with regard to temporals, must be that medium of convenience proportioned to the several conditions of life. John Rogers, Serm.

    Copious bleeding, by opening the temporal arteries, are the most effectual remedies for a phrensy. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporaladjective

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

  2. Temporalnoun

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

  3. Temporalnoun

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

  4. Temporalnoun

    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. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

    Let us put our trust in God and console ourselves with the thought that all is well, if it is in accordance with the will of the Almighty, as He knows best what is profitable and beneficial to our temporal happiness and our eternal salvation.

  2. John Collomosse:

    One of the forms of tampering we can detect is the removal of short segments of the video. These are temporal tampers. And we can detect up to three seconds of tampering. So, if a video is several hours long and you just remove three seconds of that video, we can detect that.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Siddha Nagarjuna:

    This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions.

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  • temporalCatalan, Valencian
  • spánkový, časový, světskýCzech
  • verdslig, tidsmæssigeDanish
  • vorübergehend, zeitlich, Schläfen, zeitweilig, diesseitig, temporär, Schläfen-, weltlichGerman
  • χρονικόςGreek
  • tempaEsperanto
  • sienes, temporalSpanish
  • aja-, ajaline, ajutineEstonian
  • زمانیPersian
  • maallinen, väliaikainen, ajallinen, aika-, ohimo-, hetkellinen, lyhytaikainenFinnish
  • temporelle, temporel, temporaireFrench
  • saoghaltaScottish Gaelic
  • זמניHebrew
  • temporaleItalian
  • templaris, temporarius, temporalis, temporalibusLatin
  • forbigående, jordisk, temporal, verdslig, timelig, temporærNorwegian
  • czasowyPolish
  • temporalPortuguese
  • temporal, trecător, temporarRomanian
  • временной, временный, преходящий, височныйRussian
  • tidsmässig, tillfällig, temporal, jordisk, världslig, temporär, tidsbundenSwedish
  • உலகியல்Tamil
  • muvakkat, geçici, cismani, dünyevi, zamana ait, fani, maddi, zamansalTurkish
  • Chinese

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