What is the meaning of temporal?


  • The semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb.


  • Not eternal. "temporal matters of but fleeting moment- F. D. Roosevelt
  • Of or relating to or limited by time.
    • usage: "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
  • Of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit. )
    • usage: "temporal bone"
  • Characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world.
    • usage: "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
  • Of this earth or world.
    • usage: "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
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APAWordNet. (2010). temporal. Retrieved April 24, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/temporal/definitions/1185156
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