temporal

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[tem-per-uh l, tem-pruh l]
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adjective

noun Usually temporals.

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

Nearby words

  1. temple, william,
  2. templet,
  3. tempo,
  4. tempolabile,
  5. tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis,
  6. temporal arteritis,
  7. temporal artery,
  8. temporal bone,
  9. temporal fossa,
  10. temporal gyrus

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 formstem·po·ral·ly, adverbtem·po·ral·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for temporally

temporal

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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 Formstemporally, adverbtemporalness, noun

Word Origin for temporal

C14: from Latin temporālis, from tempus time

temporal

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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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Word Origin and History for temporally

temporal

adj.

mid-14c., "worldly, secular," later "of time, terrestrial, earthly" (late 14c.), "temporary, lasting only for a time" (late 14c.), from Old French temporal, from Latin temporalis "of time, temporary," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season, proper time or season," of unknown origin. Related: Temporality.

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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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