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tem•po•ral



Pronunciation: (tem'pur-ul, tem'prul), [key]
adj.
1. of or pertaining to time.
2. pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world; worldly: temporal joys.
3. enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory (opposed to eternal).
4. Gram.
a. of, pertaining to, or expressing time: a temporal adverb.
b. of or pertaining to the tenses of a verb.
5. secular, lay, or civil, as opposed to ecclesiastical.

n.Usually, temporals.
1. a temporal possession, estate, or the like; temporality.
2. something that is temporal; a temporal matter or affair.

tem•po•ral



Pronunciation: (tem'pur-ul, tem'prul), [key] Anat., Zool.

adj.
of, pertaining to, or situated near the temple or a temporal bone.

n.
any of several parts in the temporal region, esp. the temporal bone.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

tempotemporal bone
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