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 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 muscle
temporal muscle n. A muscle with origin from the temporal fossa, with insertion into the anterior border of the ramus and the mandible, with nerve supply from the deep temporal branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, and whose action closes the jaw.
- Temporal plane
temporal plane n. A slightly depressed area on the side of the cranium, formed by the temporal and parietal bones, the greater wing of the sphenoid, and a part of the frontal bone.
- Temporal pole
temporal pole n. The most prominent anterior part of the temporal lobes of the brain.
- Temporal process
temporal process n. The posterior projection of the zygomatic bone articulating with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone to form the zygomatic arch.