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Definitions of temporal

  1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; - used chiefly in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Temporality. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A temporality. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. TEMPORALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; "lords temporal and spiritual" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Not eternal or everlasting; pertaining to the present life; secular; of the world; as, temporal affairs, such as business and pleasure; relating to civil or political matters, as distinct from religious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Pertaining to the temples. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Pertaining to time, esp. to this life or world, opposed to eternal: worldly, secular, or civil, opposed to sacred or ecclesiastical. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Pertaining to the temples of the head; pertaining to this life; worldly; secular. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Secular; earthly; transient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Pertaining to or situated at the temple or temples. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Pertaining to this life or this world; secular; measured or limited by time; having limited existence; pertaining to the temple or temples of the head; relating to a tense, as a temporal augment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Belonging to the temples. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Pert. to this life, this world, or the body only; worldly; secular; not eternal; measured or limited by time or by this life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Or in the region of, the temples. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for temporal

  1. " You are right," said Pendennyss; " it is wonderful how little our happiness depends on a temporal condition. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Wiser than that of temporal kings, his Jewish policy had always been comparatively mild. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
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