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Temporal Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    temporal adj
  1. not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
  2. of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
  3. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
  4. of the material world; "temporal possessions of the church"
  5. concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; "lords temporal and spiritual" [syn: worldly]
  6. of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence" n : the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb [syn: temporal role}]
Temporal Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Temporal \Tem"po*ral\, n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural. --Dryden. He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor or temporals. --Lowell.
Temporal Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Temporal \Tem"po*ral\, a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempora the temples: cf. F. temporal. See Temple a part of the head.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery. Temporal bone, a very complex bone situated in the side of the skull of most mammals and containing the organ of hearing. It consists of an expanded squamosal portion above the ear, corresponding to the squamosal and zygoma of the lower vertebrates, and a thickened basal petrosal and mastoid portion, corresponding to the periotic and tympanic bones of the lower vertebrates.
Temporal Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Temporal \Tem"po*ral\, a. [L. temporalis, fr. tempus, temporis, time, portion of time, the fitting or appointed time: cf. F. temporel. Cf. Contemporaneous, Extempore, Temper, v. t., Tempest, Temple a part of the head, Tense, n., Thing.]
  1. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or
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  • Temporal: Temporal can refer to: of or relating to time Temporality in philosophy. Temporal database , a database recording aspects of time varying ...
  • Temporal lobe: The temporal lobe is a region of the cerebral cortex that is located beneath the Sylvian fissure on both cerebral hemisphere s of the ...
  • Temporal bone: The temporal bones are situated at the sides and base of the skull , and lateral to the temporal lobes of the cerebrum . The temporal bone ...
  • Temporal logic: In logic , the term temporal logic is used to describe any system of rules and symbolism for representing, and reasoning about, propositions ...
  • Temporal power (Papal): The temporal power of the Pope s is the political and governmental activity of the Pope s of the Roman Catholic Church , as distinguished ...
  • Temporalities: After the Investiture Crisis was resolved, the temporalities of a diocese were usually granted to the bishop by the secular ruler after ...
  • Temporal database: A temporal database is a database with built-in time aspects, for example a temporal data model and a temporal version of Structured Query ...

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* God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things. - Saint Augustine

* This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions. - Siddha Nagarjuna

* Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs. - Saint Francis de Sales


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