Definition of atemporal in English:

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Pronunciation: /eɪˈtɛmp(ə)r(ə)l/


Existing or considered without relation to time.
Example sentences
  • We have entered an atemporal, instantaneous period, which shows to what point time is a construction and even a political construction.
  • But the charm of the film might be how absolutely contrived it is, from its highly stylized, atemporal look and feel to the tortuous backstory that informs its fantastical events.
  • These ideas find their visual counterparts in artists such as David Salle or Julian Schnabel, whose works explore the fragmented, chaotic and atemporal nature of existence in the present.



Example sentences
  • Using Kleinian terminology, these authors note that in some newcomers who have ‘persecutory guilt,’ ‘we often find an atemporality in which past and present are confused.’
  • Heller wisely suggests returning to the profounder insights of St. Augustine and St. Thomas on the atemporality of God and the act of Creation.
  • Still, this atemporality of desire is different from the atemporality of pleasure/happiness.

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