(noun, adjective)


1. not eternal

- temporal matters of but fleeting moment

Similar word(s): impermanent, temporary

2. of or relating to or limited by time

- temporal processing

- temporal dimensions

- temporal and spacial boundaries

3. of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit)

- temporal bone

4. characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

- temporal possessions of the church

Similar word(s): earthly, profane, secular, sophisticated, economic, material, materialistic, mercenary, mundane, terrestrial, secular, worldly

5. of this earth or world

- temporal joys

- our temporal existence

Similar word(s): earthly

Sentences with temporal as an adjective:

- temporal power; temporal courts


1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

Definition categories: communication