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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Temporal  \Tem"po*ral\,  n. 
  Anything  temporal  or  secular;  a  temporality;  --  used  chiefly 
  in  the  plural.  --Dryden. 
  He  assigns  supremacy  to  the  pope  in  spirituals,  and  to 
  the  emperor  or  temporals.  --Lowell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Temporal  \Tem"po*ral\,  a.  [L.  temporalis,  fr  tempora  the 
  temples:  cf  F.  temporal.  See  {Temple}  a  part  of  the  head.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  temple  or  temples;  as  the  temporal 
  bone;  a  temporal  artery. 
  {Temporal  bone},  a  very  complex  bone  situated  in  the  side  of 
  the  skull  of  most  mammals  and  containing  the  organ  of 
  hearing.  It  consists  of  an  expanded  squamosal  portion 
  above  the  ear,  corresponding  to  the  squamosal  and  zygoma 
  of  the  lower  vertebrates,  and  a  thickened  basal  petrosal 
  and  mastoid  portion,  corresponding  to  the  periotic  and 
  tympanic  bones  of  the  lower  vertebrates. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Temporal  \Tem"po*ral\,  a.  [L.  temporalis,  fr  tempus,  temporis, 
  time,  portion  of  time,  the  fitting  or  appointed  time:  cf  F. 
  temporel.  Cf  {Contemporaneous},  {Extempore},  {Temper},  v. 
  t.,  {Tempest},  {Temple}  a  part  of  the  head,  {Tense},  n., 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  time,  that  is  to  the  present  life,  or 
  this  world;  secular,  as  distinguished  from  sacred  or 
  The  things  which  are  seen  are  temporal,  but  the 
  things  which  are  not  seen  are  eternal.  --2  Cor.  iv 
  Is  this  an  hour  for  temporal  affairs?  --Shak. 
  2.  Civil  or  political,  as  distinguished  from  ecclesiastical; 
  as  temporal  power;  temporal  courts. 
  {Lords  temporal}.  See  under  {Lord},  n. 
  {Temporal  augment}.  See  the  Note  under  {Augment},  n. 
  Syn:  Transient;  fleeting;  transitory. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  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:  of  the  material  world;  "temporal  possessions  of  the  church" 
  5:  concerned  with  secular  rather  than  sacred  matters;  "lords 
  temporal  and  spiritual"  [syn:  {worldly}] 
  6:  of  this  earth  or  world;  "temporal  joys";  "our  temporal 

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