[ UK /tˈɛmpəɹə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈtɛmpɝəɫ/ ]
  1. of or relating to or limited by time
    temporal and spacial boundaries
    temporal dimensions
    music is a temporal art
    temporal processing
  2. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    worldly goods and advancement
    temporal possessions of the church
  3. of this earth or world
    temporal joys
    our temporal existence
  4. not eternal
    temporal matters of but fleeting moment
  5. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)
    temporal bone
  1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
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How To Use temporal In A Sentence

  • He presented with a 24 hour history of right-sided chest pain which seemed to be temporally related to a recent bout of coughing.
  • The superior temporal gyrus is subdivided into two or more obliquely running, short, transverse temporal gyri.
  • Upper genital tract infection associated with intrauterine contraceptive devices is temporally linked to the insertion of the device.
  • Cross-correlation coefficients computed from comparisons of sonograms reflect differences in the spectral and temporal characteristics of the call, as well as differences in signal-to-noise ratio.
  • The physical realm is the realm of contingent, temporal, concrete and fuzzy particulars.
  • Turtles were considered to be living anapsids although there was a significant temporal gap between the last anapsid reptile fossil and the first turtle fossil. Drawing a Line in the Academic Sand - The Panda's Thumb
  • The fused parietals form the posterior two-thirds of the sagittal crest, expanding posteriorly to form a flattened, sculpted deck behind the supratemporal fenestrae adjacent to the squamosals.
  • Only when an influence is exerted, whether immediately or through a third party, from one upon another has society come into existence in place of a mere spatial juxtaposition or temporal contemporaneousness or succession of individuals. Introduction to the Science of Sociology
  • The first uses what AirTight now alternately refers to as a "vulnerability" or a "limitation" in the 802.11 specification: a shared encryption key called the group temporal key (GTK), shared by all clients connected to the same access point, can't detect an address spoofing attempt (the pairwise keys, which are used to scramble data between a given client and the access point, can). AirTight defends Wi-Fi WPA2 'vulnerability' claim
  • All three criteria must thus be met in close temporal proximity.
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