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  • the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
  • of this earth or world; "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
  • not eternal; "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
  • concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; "lords temporal and spiritual"
  • of the material world; "temporal possessions of the church"
  • of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit); "temporal bone"
  • of or relating to or limited by time; "temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"

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  • the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Temporal'


  • Temporal: Temporal can refer to time, or to material existence and secularity, or to the temple in anatomy. Below is a list of possible uses. Temporal database
  • Temporal lobe: The temporal lobe is one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. The temporal lobe is located beneath the lateral fissure
  • Temporal line: temporal lines; the former gives attachment to the temporal fascia, and the latter indicates the upper limit of the muscular origin of the Temporal muscle
  • Deep temporal arteries: The deep temporal arteries, two in number, anterior and posterior, ascend between the temporalis and the pericranium. They supply the muscle, and anastomose
  • Superior temporal sulcus: The superior temporal sulcus is the sulcus separating the superior temporal gyrus from the middle temporal gyrus in the temporal lobe of the brain. The
  • Temporal scales: scales. There are two types of temporal scales: Anterior temporals are in contact with the postocular scales. Posterior temporals are in vertical rows not in
  • Superficial temporal artery: "Superficial temporal" redirects here. For the vein, see Superficial temporal vein. In human anatomy, the superficial temporal artery is a major artery
  • Frontal branch of superficial temporal artery: The frontal branch of superficial temporal artery (anterior temporal) runs tortuously upward and forward to the forehead, supplying the muscles, integument
  • Temporal muscle: fills the temporal fossa, superior to the zygomatic arch so it covers much of the temporal bone. In humans, it arises from the temporal fossa and the

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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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