temporality

noun
tem·po·ral·i·ty | \ˌtem-pə-ˈra-lə-tē \
plural temporalities

Definition of temporality 

1a : civil or political as distinguished from spiritual or ecclesiastical power or authority

b : an ecclesiastical property or revenue often used in plural

2 : the quality or state of being temporal

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His work depicts intersections of masculinity, intimacy, and temporality, and is often inspired by his own experiences of isolation and trauma. Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "Meet the Finalists for the New Vanguard Photography Prize," 2 July 2018 But as long as both people are on the same page about its temporality, a micro-romance avoids the biggest pressure on a new relationship: uncertainty about the future. Daisy Alioto, The Cut, "The Underrated Beauty of the ‘Micro-Romance’," 9 Apr. 2018 Inside the museum, a series of videos ruminates further on temporality and sequencing, language and different forms of perception. Jason Farago, Martha Schwendener And Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 5 Apr. 2018 Out of those hedges grows an infrastructure built for the churn of temporality. Ryan Bradley, GQ, "How Pop-Ups Took Over America’s Restaurants," 7 Mar. 2018 García’s latest work is less a novel than an exhilarating orchestration of competing voices and temporalities. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best of 2017: 100 recommended books," 20 Dec. 2017 The choice is between two completely opposite values: legibility on the one hand, temporality on the other. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism," 4 Sep. 2017 But Seibert explained that the temporality of sand castles is part of what draws him to them in the first place. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "Meet The Man Revolutionizing Sand Castle Architecture," 14 July 2015 Ng'ok explores this temporality through the intersection of people and place. Alexandra Genova, Time, "A Pilgrimage of Self Discovery in Africa," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of temporality

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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