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English definition of “temporal”

temporal

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

temporal adjective (physical)

formal relating to practical matters or physical things, rather than spiritual onesExperiencing and suffering

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
(Definition of temporal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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