of or relating to time.
pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world; worldly:
enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory (opposed to eternal).
of, relating to, or expressing time:
a temporal adjective, such as recent, or a temporal adverb, such as recently.
of or relating to the tenses of a verb.
secular, lay, or civil, as opposed to ecclesiastical.
noun, Usually, temporals
a temporal possession, estate, or the like; temporality.
something that is temporal; a temporal matter or affair.
of, relating to, or situated near the temple or a temporal bone.
any of several parts in the temporal region, especially the temporal bone.
of or relating to time
of or relating to secular as opposed to spiritual or religious affairs: the lords spiritual and temporal
lasting for a relatively short time
(grammar) of or relating to tense or the linguistic expression of time in general: a temporal adverb
(anatomy) of, relating to, or near the temple or temples
temporal tem·po·ral2 (těm’pər-əl, těm’prəl)
Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.
Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
- Temporal arteritis
temporal arteritis n. Arteritis that occurs in older persons and that is characterized by severe bitemporal headache, sudden loss of vision, and the presence of multinucleated giant cells in temporal, retinal, or intracerebral arteries. Also called cranial arteritis, giant cell arteritis.
- Temporal artery
temporal artery n. An artery with origin in the superficial temporal artery, with distribution to the temporal fascia and muscle, and with anastomoses to the branches of the maxillary artery; middle temporal artery. Either of two arteries with their origin in the maxillary artery, with distribution to the temporal muscle, and with anastomoses to the […]
noun, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. either of a pair of thick compound bones forming the part of the skull that encases the inner ear. temporal bone noun 1. either of two compound bones forming part of the sides and base of the skull: they surround the organs of hearing temporal bone n. Either of a pair […]
- Temporal database
database A database that can store and retrieve temporal data, that is, data which depends on time in some way. [More details? Examples?] (1996-05-25)