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temporal

adjective uk   /ˈtem.pər.əl/  us   /-pɚ.əl/

temporal adjective (physical)

formal relating to practical matters or physical things, rather than spiritual ones

temporal adjective (head)

specialized medical relating to the temple (= the side of the head behind the eyes) or the temporal bone of the skull beneath the temple: the temporal bone/lobe
Translations of “temporal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 世間的,世俗的,現世的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世间的,世俗的,现世的…
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