temporal

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[ tem-per-uh l, tem-pruh l ]
/ ˈtɛm pər əl, ˈtɛm prəl /

adjective

noun Usually temporals.

a temporal possession, estate, or the like; temporality.
something that is temporal; a temporal matter or affair.

Origin of temporal

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1300–50; Middle English (adj. and noun) < Latin temporālis, equivalent to tempor- (stem of tempus) time + -ālis -al1

Related forms

tem·po·ral·ly, adverbtem·po·ral·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for temporally (1 of 2)

temporal

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/ (ˈtɛmpərəl, ˈtɛmprəl) /

adjective

of or relating to time
of or relating to secular as opposed to spiritual or religious affairsthe lords spiritual and temporal
lasting for a relatively short time
grammar of or relating to tense or the linguistic expression of time in generala temporal adverb

Derived Forms

temporally, adverbtemporalness, noun

Word Origin for temporal

C14: from Latin temporālis, from tempus time

British Dictionary definitions for temporally (2 of 2)

temporal

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/ (ˈtɛmpərəl, ˈtɛmprəl) /

adjective

anatomy of, relating to, or near the temple or temples

Word Origin for temporal

C16: from Late Latin temporālis belonging to the temples; see temple ²
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Medicine definitions for temporally

temporal

[ tĕmpər-əl, tĕmprəl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.
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Science definitions for temporally

temporal

[ tĕmpər-əl ]

Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
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