HyperDic: temporal

English > 6 senses of the word temporal:
ADJECTIVEalltemporalnot eternal
perttemporalof or relating to or limited by time
perttemporalof or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)
alltemporal, worldly, secularcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
alltemporalof this earth or world
NOUNcommunicationtemporal, temporal rolethe semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
temporal > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mperahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > temporal: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot eternal.
Example"temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
Broaderimpermanent, temporarynot permanent
Spanishtemporal
Catalantemporal
English > temporal: 6 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or limited by time.
Examples
  • "temporal processing"
  • "temporal dimensions"
  • "temporal and spacial boundaries"
  • "music is a temporal art"
Spanishtemporal
Catalantemporal
Nounstimethe continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
Adverbstemporallywith regard to temporal order
English > temporal: 6 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit).
Example"temporal bone"
Spanishtemporal
Catalantemplar, temporal
Nounstemplethe flat area on either side of the forehead
English > temporal: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningcharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world.
Example "temporal possessions of the church"
Synonymsworldly, secular
Narrowereconomicconcerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money)
materialconcerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
materialistic, mercenary, worldly-mindedmarked by materialism
mundane, terrestrialconcerned with the world or worldly matters
See alsoearthlyOf or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
profane, secularnot concerned with or devoted to religion
sophisticatedHaving or appealing to those having worldly / worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
Oppositeunworldlynot concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
Spanishmundano, temporal
Catalantemporal
English > temporal: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningOf this earth or world.
Examples
  • "temporal joys"
  • "our temporal existence"
BroaderearthlyOf or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven
Spanishmundano, temporal
Catalanmundà
English > temporal: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb.
Synonymtemporal role
Broadersemantic role, participant role(linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
Catalantemporal

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