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1temporal

adjective tem·po·ral \ˈtem-p(ə-)rəl\

Definition of TEMPORAL

1
a :  of or relating to time as opposed to eternity
b :  of or relating to earthly life
c :  lay or secular rather than clerical or sacred :  civil <lords temporal>
2
:  of or relating to grammatical tense or a distinction of time
3
a :  of or relating to time as distinguished from space
b :  of or relating to the sequence of time or to a particular time :  chronological
tem·po·ral·ly adverb
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Examples of TEMPORAL

  1. The struggle of the dispersed Tibetan people is made all the more newsworthy by the nonviolent emphasis of their spiritual and temporal leader, the Nobel Peace laureate Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in Dharamsala, India. —Flynne Bachleda, Publisher's Weekly, 15 Aug. 1994

Origin of TEMPORAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French temporel, from Latin temporalis, from tempor-, tempus time
First Known Use: 14th century

2temporal

noun tem·po·ral \ˈtem-p(ə-)rəl\

Definition of TEMPORAL

:  a bodily part (as a bone or muscle) that is near the temples or the sides of the skull behind the orbits :  a temporal part

Origin of TEMPORAL

Middle French, from temporal, adjective (see 1temporal)
First Known Use: 1541

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

3temporal

adjective tem·po·ral \ˈtem-p(ə-)rəl\

Definition of TEMPORAL

:  of or relating to the temples or the sides of the skull behind the orbits

Origin of TEMPORAL

Middle French, from Late Latin temporalis, from Latin tempora temples
First Known Use: 1597

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral
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