- 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.
noun Usually temporals.
Words nearby temporal
Origin of temporal1
OTHER WORDS FROM temporaltem·po·ral·ly, adverbtem·po·ral·ness, noun
Definition for temporal (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for temporal
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.
But a drug like lamotrigine is not selective, and so it also affects the behavior of the rest of the temporal lobe.
The temporal judgment regarding the bothers was guilty, and both were sentenced to death.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat|Michael Daly|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Mormon priesthood look toward the establishment of a temporal kingdom in connection with their religion.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
The roots have gone down through the temporal, and have laid hold of the Eternal.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
She never had had power over her son; nor over any man, save the temporal power of beauty.The Crisis, Complete|Winston Churchill
Yet the devout villagers, in their appeal for spiritual aid, did not forget the importance of temporal weapons.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
In such ethereal apparitional dawns one walks with the Eternal, and all temporal things fade away.Ghosts I Have Seen|Violet Tweedale