American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or limited by time: a temporal dimension; temporal and spatial boundaries.
- adj. Of or relating to the material world; worldly: the temporal possessions of the Church.
- adj. Lasting only for a time; not eternal; passing: our temporal existence.
- adj. Secular or lay; civil: lords temporal and spiritual.
- adj. Grammar Expressing time: a temporal adverb.
- adj. Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ichthyology: Same as hyomandibular.
- n. Same as pterotic.
- n. Same as sphenotic, 2.
- Of or pertaining to time; expressing relations of time: as, a temporal clause; a temporal adverb.
- Of or pertaining to time in the sense of the present life or this world; secular: distinguished from spiritual.
- Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; of short duration; enduring for a time: opposed to eternal.
- In grammar, relating to a tense, or to the distinction of time expressed by tenses.
- 2 and Temporary, Temporal. Temporary, lasting but a short time: as, a temporary staging; temporal, belonging to time, hence belonging to this world, secular, or limited by time, not permanent, although perhaps not so fleeting as temporary things.
- n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; a temporal matter or affair.
- Of or pertaining to the temple or temples of the head: said chiefly of mammals and especially of man.
- In entomology, postorbital; situated just behind or beneath the compound eyes.
- n. The bone of the temple, or os temporis. See temporal bone, above.
- adj. Of or relating to time.
- adj. Of limited time; not perpetual.
- adj. Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to spiritual.
- adj. Lasting a short time only.
- n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.
- adj. of the temples of the head
- n. anatomy Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples
- adj. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from
- adj. Civil or political, as distinguished from
- n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural.
- adj. of or relating to or limited by time
- adj. not eternal
- adj. of this earth or world
- n. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
- adj. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
- adj. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)
- From New Latin temporalis, from Latin tempora ("the temples"), plural of tempus ("temple, head, face"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin temporālis, from tempus, tempor-, time.Late Latin temporālis, from Latin tempora, pl. of tempus, temple. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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