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English adjective: temporal

1. temporal not eternal


SamplesTemporal matters of but fleeting moment.


Similarimpermanent, temporary


Antonymslasting, permanent

2. temporal of or relating to or limited by time


SamplesTemporal processing.
Temporal dimensions.
Temporal and spacial boundaries.
Music is a temporal art.

3. temporal of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)


SamplesTemporal bone.

4. temporal characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world


SamplesWorldly goods and advancement.
Temporal possessions of the church.


Synonymssecular, worldly


Similareconomic, material, materialistic, mercenary, mundane, terrestrial, worldly-minded


See alsoearthly, profane, secular, sophisticated


Antonymsunworldly

5. temporal of this earth or world


SamplesTemporal joys.
Our temporal existence.


Similarearthly


Antonymsheavenly


English noun: temporal

1. temporal (communication) the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb


Synonymstemporal role


Broader (hypernym)participant role, semantic role









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