Definitions of temporal

  1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
  2. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal.
  3. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.
  4. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; - used chiefly in the plural.
  5. Temporality.
  6. A temporality.
  8. not eternal; " temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F. D. Roosevelt
  9. concerned with secular rather than sacred matters; " lords temporal and spiritual"
  10. Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.
  11. Not eternal or everlasting; pertaining to the present life; secular; of the world; as, temporal affairs, such as business and pleasure; relating to civil or political matters, as distinct from religious.
  12. Pertaining to the temples.
  13. Pertaining to time, esp. to this life or world, opposed to eternal: worldly, secular, or civil, opposed to sacred or ecclesiastical.
  14. Pertaining to the temples of the head; pertaining to this life; worldly; secular.
  15. Secular; earthly; transient.
  16. Pertaining to or situated at the temple or temples.
  17. Pertaining to this life or this world; secular; measured or limited by time; having limited existence; pertaining to the temple or temples of the head; relating to a tense, as a temporal augment.
  18. Belonging to the temples.
  19. Pert. to this life, this world, or the body only; worldly; secular; not eternal; measured or limited by time or by this life.
  20. Or in the region of, the temples.