What is temporal?

  • (adj): Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.
    Example: "Lords temporal and spiritual"
    Synonyms: worldly
    See also — Additional definitions below


Temporal can refer to time or relating to the temple in human anatomy. Below is a list of possible uses.

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List Of Minor Recurring Characters In Star Trek: Enterprise - Silik
... Portrayed by John Fleck Silik was a high-ranking official in the Suliban Cabal during the Temporal Cold War - a secretive war fought between various alien factions using "temporal agents" to change ... During the Temporal Cold War, Silik received his orders from an enigmatic humanoid from the future ...
Temporal - Music
... Temporal, a compilation album by Love Spirals Downwards, released in 2000 Temporal, a compilation album by Post-metal band Isis ...
Transient Epileptic Amnesia - Neuroimaging During Events
... was given a PET scan which revealed "dramatic and circumscribed hypermetabolism in the left medial temporal lobe" and his "fluid-attentuated inversion-recovery MRI scan ... seizure activity, which in 8/10 cases involved both temporal lobes and in the others remained unilateral (1 left and one right-sided)." "Another patient was having an EEG when a TGA ... brain lesions that have been detected have involved the medial temporal lobes ...
Metavid Software
... and Semantic Mediawiki, enabling semantic temporal metadata for media streams ... by Annodex foundation to exchange of temporal metadata ... All media and metadata is accessible in a temporal namespace enabling requesting and serving of arbitrary time segments of media and associated metadata ...
Temporal Expressions
... A temporal expression in a text is a sequence of tokens (words, numbers and characters) that denote time, that is express a point in time, a duration or a frequency ... Initially, temporal expressions were considered a type of named entities and their identification was part of the named entity recognition task ... program in 2004 there has been a separate task identified and called Temporal Expression Recognition and Normalisation (TERN) ...

More definitions of "temporal":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or limited by time.
    Example: "Temporal processing"; "temporal dimensions"; "temporal and spacial boundaries"; "music is a temporal art"
  • (adj): Not eternal.
    Example: "Temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt
  • (adj): Of the material world.
    Example: "Temporal possessions of the church"
  • (adj): Of this earth or world.
    Example: "Temporal joys"; "our temporal existence"
  • (noun): The semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb.
    Synonyms: temporal role
  • (adj): Of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit).
    Example: "Temporal bone"

Famous quotes containing the word temporal:

    What’s this, Aurora Leigh,
    You write so of the poets and not laugh?
    Those virtuous liars, dreamers after dark,
    Exaggerators of the sun and moon,
    And soothsayers in a tea-cup? I write so
    Of the only truth-tellers, now left to God,—
    The only speakers of essential truth,
    Opposed to relative, comparative,
    And temporal truths;...
    The only teachers who instruct mankind,
    From just a shadow on a charnel-wall.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    Science is the language of the temporal world; love is that of the spiritual world. Man, indeed, describes more than he explains; while the angelic spirit sees and understands. Science saddens man; love enraptures the angel; science is still seeking, love has found. Man judges of nature in relation to itself; the angelic spirit judges of it in relation to heaven. In short to the spirits everything speaks.
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)

    Social questions are too sectional, too topical, too temporal to move a man to the mighty effort which is needed to produce great poetry. Prison reform may nerve Charles Reade to produce an effective and businesslike prose melodrama; but it could never produce Hamlet, Faust, or Peer Gynt.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)