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tem·po·ral 1

 (tĕm′pər-əl, tĕm′prəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or limited by time: a temporal dimension; temporal and spatial boundaries.
2. Of or relating to the material world; worldly: the temporal possessions of the Church.
3. Lasting only for a time; not eternal; passing: our temporal existence.
4. Secular or lay; civil: lords temporal and spiritual.
5. Grammar Expressing time: a temporal adverb.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin temporālis, from tempus, tempor-, time.]

tem′po·ral·ly adv.

tem·po·ral 2

 (tĕm′pər-əl, tĕm′prəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.

[Late Latin temporālis, from Latin tempora, pl. of tempus, temple.]

temporal

(ˈtɛmpərəl; ˈtɛmprəl)
adj
1. of or relating to time
2. of or relating to secular as opposed to spiritual or religious affairs: the lords spiritual and temporal.
3. lasting for a relatively short time
4. (Grammar) grammar of or relating to tense or the linguistic expression of time in general: a temporal adverb.
[C14: from Latin temporālis, from tempus time]
ˈtemporally adv
ˈtemporalness n

temporal

(ˈtɛmpərəl; ˈtɛmprəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy of, relating to, or near the temple or temples
[C16: from Late Latin temporālis belonging to the temples; see temple2]

tem•po•ral1

(ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to time.
2. pertaining to the present life; worldly: temporal joys.
3. temporary or transitory, as opposed to eternal.
4. of or pertaining to verb tenses or the expression of time: a temporal adverb.
5. secular, lay, or civil, as opposed to ecclesiastical.
n.
6. a temporal possession, estate, or the like; temporality.
7. a temporal matter or affair.
Usu., temporals.
[1300–50; Middle English (adj. and n.) < Latin temporālis=tempor-, s. of tempus time + -ālis -al1]
tem′po•ral•ly, adv.
tem′po•ral•ness, n.

tem•po•ral2

(ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the temple or a temporal bone.
n.
2. any of several parts in the temporal region, esp. the temporal bone.
[1535–45; < Late Latin temporālis= Latin tempor-, s. of tempus temple2 + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.temporal - the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
Adj.1.temporal - not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
2.temporal - of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
3.temporal - of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
4.temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
profane, secular - not concerned with or devoted to religion; "sacred and profane music"; "secular drama"; "secular architecture", "children being brought up in an entirely profane environment"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
5.temporal - of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"

temporal

adjective
1. secular, worldly, lay, earthly, mundane, material, civil, fleshly, mortal, terrestrial, carnal, profane, sublunary Clergy should not be pre-occupied with temporal matters.
2. time-related, of time, relating to time Specific acts are related to a temporal and spatial context.
3. temporary, passing, transitory, fleeting, short-lived, fugitive, transient, momentary, evanescent, impermanent, fugacious The temporal gifts that Fortune grants in this world are finally worthless.

temporal

adjective
1. Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
3. Not religious in subject matter, form, or use:
Translations
časovýspánkový
verdslig
maallinen
temporeltemporelle

temporal

[ˈtempərəl] ADJ (Ling) [conjunction, clause] → temporal

temporal

[ˈtɛmpərəl] adj
(= secular) [leader, power] → temporel(le)
(= relating to time) [perspective, context, dimension] → temporel(e)
(ANATOMY) [lobe] → temporal(e)

temporal

adj
zeitlich; (Gram) → Zeit-, temporal; temporal adverbZeitadverb nt
(Rel) → weltlich

temporal

[ˈtɛmprl] adjtemporale

tem·po·ral

a. temporal. rel. a la sien;
___ arteryarteria ___;
___ bonehueso ___;
___ lobelóbulo ___ rel. al tiempo.

temporal

adj temporal
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