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Temporality Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    temporality n : the worldly possessions of a church [syn: temporalty]
Temporality Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Temporality \Tem`po*ral"i*ty\, n.; pl. Temporalities. [L. temporalitas, in LL., possessions of the church: cf. F. temporalit['e].]
  1. The state or quality of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.
  2. The laity; temporality. [Obs.] --Sir T. More.
  3. That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; -- chiefly used in the plural. Supreme head, . . . under God, of the spirituality and temporality of the same church. --Fuller.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Temporality'

Temporality is a term often used in philosophy in talking about the way time is. The traditional mode of temporality is a linear procession of past, present, future. Some 20th century philosophers have made various interpretations of temporality in ways other than this linear manner; for example, the present moment emerging only from where our projected future is curled back into a past.

Examples: McTaggart and the The Unreality of Time, Husserl's analysis of internal time consciousness, Heidegger's Being and Time, George Herbert Mead's Philosophy of the Present, Derrida's criticisms of Husserl's analysis and Nietzsche's Eternal return of the same, though this latter pertains more to historicity to which temporality gives rise.

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* A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerality of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action. - Vaclav Havel

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  • Quantum Break first look - a time-out for third-person shooting
    Remedy's Xbox One debut is Inception with a splash of Gears of War. Ed investigates. Many action game setpieces end with an explosion. In Remedy's Quantum Break, the explosion often is the setpiece. The game's plot is about the collapse of time itself, a cataclysm heralded by random "stutters" in the flow of temporality that freeze objects in Read more on this news related to 'Temporality'

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