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Definition of Temporal

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of or pertaining to time; transitory, temporary; earthly, secular, mundane
Temporal Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
terrenus-a-um
Temporal Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal.
  
(n.)
Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.
  
(n.)
Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural.
  
(a.)
Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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temporal
\tem"po*ral\ (?), a. [l. temporalis, fr. tempus, temporis, time, portion of time, the fitting or appointed time: cf. f. temporel. cf. contemporaneous, extempore, temper, v. t., tempest, temple a part of the head, tense, n., thing.]
1. of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal. the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. iv. 18. is this an hour for temporal affairs?
2. civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.


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Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
(synonym) temporal role
(hypernym) semantic role, participant role

Adjective
1. not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
(similar) impermanent, temporary
2. of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
(pertainym) time
3. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
(pertainym) temple
4. of the material world; "temporal possessions of the church"
(similar) worldly
5. concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; "lords temporal and spiritual"
(synonym) worldly
(similar) profane
6. of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
(similar) earthly
Temporal Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Temporal can refer to time, or to material existence and secularity, or to the temple in anatomy. Below is a list of possible uses.

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Temporal Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Macular Degeneration Glossary
toward the ear.
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Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Also called giant cell arteritis or cranial arteritis, this is a serious disease characterized by inflammation of the walls of the blood vessels (vasculitis). The vessels affected by inflammation are the arteries (hence the name "arteritis"). The age of affected patients is usually over 50 years of age. Giant cell arteritis can lead to blindness and/or stroke. It is detected by a biopsy of an artery. It is treated with high dose cortisone.