What does temporal mean?

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"

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Saint Augustine:

    To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

  4. Saint Francis de Sales:

    Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.

  5. Patrick Comer:

    Terrestrial ecological systems are specifically defined as a group of plant community types (associations) that tend to co-occur within landscapes with similar ecological processes, substrates, and/or environmental gradients. A given system will typically manifest itself in a landscape at intermediate geographic scales of tens to thousands of hectares and will persist for 50 or more years. This temporal scale allows typical successional dynamics to be integrated into the concept of each unit. With these temporal and spatial scales bounding the concept of ecological systems, we then integrate multiple ecological factors—or diagnostic classifiers—to define each classification unit. The multiple ecological factors are evaluated and combined in different ways to explain the spatial co-occurrence of plant associations.

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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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