atem·​po·​ral | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈtem-p(ə-)rəl How to pronounce atemporal (audio) \

Definition of atemporal

: independent of or unaffected by time : timeless

Examples of atemporal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show unfolds in some atemporal nostalgia zone; Rob seems like a middle-aged person’s idealized view of a heartbroken young person. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "A New Update of “High Fidelity” Feels Stuck in Its Original Century," 5 Feb. 2020 The article is actually several months old (but in this atemporal world, who cares?) and reading it I was immediately struck by the convergences with Retromania’s concerns. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Musica Globalista: the farewell essay by Simon Reynolds, ‘Here Comes Everything’," 2 Sep. 2011

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First Known Use of atemporal

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Atemporal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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