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Adjective: temporal  tem-p(u-)rul
  1. Not eternal
    "temporal matters of but fleeting moment"
     
  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. Characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    "temporal possessions of the church";
    - worldly, secular
     
  5. Of this earth or world
    "temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
Noun: temporal  tem-p(u-)rul
  1. The semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    - temporal role

Derived forms: temporals

See also: earthly, economic, impermanent, material, materialistic, mercenary, mundane, profane, secular, sophisticated, temporary, terrestrial, worldly-minded

Type of: participant role, semantic role

Encyclopedia: Temporal