temporal

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English temporal, from Old French temporal, from Latin temporalis, from tempus (season, time, opportunity).

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (comparative more temporal, superlative most temporal)

  1. Of or relating to time.
  2. Of limited time; not perpetual.
    • Bible, 2 Corinthians iv. 18
      The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
  3. Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to spiritual.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 166:
      Not long before, he had ruefully acknowledged in a letter to his pious mother that most of his appointments to the bench of bishops had been motivated by distinctly temporal impulses.
  4. Lasting a short time only.
  5. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical.
    temporal power; temporal courts
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NounEdit

temporal (plural temporals)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
    • Lowell
      He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals.

Etymology 2Edit

From New Latin temporalis, from Latin tempora (the temples), plural of tempus (temple, head, face).

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temporal (comparative more temporal, superlative most temporal)

  1. of the temples of the head
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NounEdit

temporal (plural temporals)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.
  2. Any of a reptile's scales on the side of the head between the parietal and supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.
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GalicianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

temporal m, f (plural temporais)

  1. temporal, pertaining to time
  2. temporal, pertaining to the temples of the head
  3. (grammar) of a grammatical case in Hungarian

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. (anatomy) the temporal bone

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin temporalis, from Latin tempus (time)

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (masculine temporal; feminine temporal; neuter temporalt; plural temporale;comparative mer temporal; superlative mest temporal)

  1. temporal (related to time)
  2. temporal (related to the temples)

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  • temporær

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin temporālis (temporal), from tempus (season, time, opportunity), from Proto-Indo-European *tempos (stretch).

AdjectiveEdit

temporal m, f (plural temporais; uncomparable)

  1. temporal (relating to time)
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Etymology 2Edit

From tempo (weather).

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. downpour; heavy rain
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Etymology 3Edit

From têmpora (temple of the head).

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. temporal bone
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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

temporal m, f (plural temporales)

  1. temporary

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NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporales)

  1. storm

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 18:26