- 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 .
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Origin of temporal1
OTHER WORDS FROM temporaltem·po·ral·ly, adverbtem·po·ral·ness, noun
Definition for temporal (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for temporal
It travels to the brain and it registers in the temporal lobe.
All this reinforces many physicists’ hunch that space-time is not the root level of nature, but instead emerges from some underlying mechanism that is not spatial or temporal.
The team tested their model by verifying its predictions about activity in the inferior temporal cortex of rhesus macaques.Deep Neural Networks Help to Explain Living Brains|Anil Ananthaswamy|October 28, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Fighting temporal stresses might be a struggle, but the targets we choose are entirely up to us.Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here’s how we escape.|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Research suggests seizures in the temporal lobe—the area of your noggin that processes visual memory and spoken language—might trigger ghost sightings.
The soil teems with verdure all the year, and they live without solicitude, either temporally or spiritually.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes|Sylvia Sunshine
There is still no ground for a belief in the temporally limited duration of either the red or the blue surface.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
There is no antidote against the opium of time, which temporally considereth all things.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
He said: "Blessed are the poor in spirit," referring not to those who are temporally poor.
Kroeber thinks that their influence was “probably greater temporally than spiritually.”