- of, relating to, or expressing time: a temporal adjective, such as recent, or a temporal adverb, such as recently.
- of or relating to the tenses of a verb.
Origin of temporal1
OTHER WORDS FROM temporaltem·po·ral·ly, adverbtem·po·ral·ness, noun
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This spatial and temporal regulation of functions based on a change in the folded structure could be a reason that metamorphic proteins might evolve.Some Proteins Change Their Folds to Perform Different Jobs|Viviane Callier|February 3, 2021|Quanta Magazine
They found that all increased after “temporal landmarks,” like the beginning of a new year, quarter, month, or even week.
The fMRI studies, he argues, seem to indicate that the human medial temporal lobe performs pattern separation because fMRI imaging doesn’t have the resolution to capture the activity of individual neurons.Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV - Issue 93: Forerunners|Adithya Rajagopalan|December 2, 2020|Nautilus
The mystery is that all the known laws of nature except one do not distinguish a temporal direction.
If humanity’s evolving time perception does mirror that of a child like my daughter, then our temporal maturity as a species could be yet to come.Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape.|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Naturalism tells us that mystics had temporal lobe epilepsy.
Re-reading your own work, especially at some temporal distance, is a dangerous business.
Compulsive writing, or hypergraphia, is a well-known, if uncommon, symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy.
The connection between temporal lobe epilepsy and creativity is well known.
But a drug like lamotrigine is not selective, and so it also affects the behavior of the rest of the temporal lobe.
As that is not one of their vows, and they do not have charge of temporal matters, the sick have suffered greatly.
But here it is arranged in temporal sequence, thus giving us a concrete view of the man and his relation to this society.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
They receive temporal good themselves indirectly from a covenant on which they will not take hold.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Do not postpone the settlement of your affairs, spiritual and temporal, until the last uncertain hours.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
A very characteristic set of symptoms develops sometimes after injuries in the temporal region or just above it.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley