a unit of time used in the Roman and Ottoman empires that divided the daylight into an equal number of hours, resulting in long summer hours and short winter hours.
noun, plural temporalities. 1. temporal character or nature; temporariness. 2. something temporal. 3. Usually, temporalities. a worldly or secular possession, revenue, or the like, as of the church or clergy. noun (pl) -ties 1. the state or quality of being temporal 2. something temporal 3. (often pl) a secular possession or revenue belonging to a […]
verb (used with object), temporalized, temporalizing. 1. to make temporal in time; place in time. 2. to make concerned with the present life; secularize.
noun, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe. temporal lobe noun 1. the laterally protruding portion of each cerebral hemisphere, situated below the parietal lobe and associated with sound perception and interpretation: it is thought to be the centre for memory recall temporal lobe n. The […]
- Temporal-lobe epilepsy
[tem-per-uh l-lohb] /ˈtɛm pər əlˌloʊb/ noun, Pathology. 1. a type of seizure disorder produced by abnormal electric discharges in the temporal lobe of the brain, characterized by the occurrence of any of a variety of auras followed by a brief loss of consciousness with accompanying repetitive, automatic movements.