Definition of temporality in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtɛmpəˈralɪti/

noun (plural temporalities)

1 [mass noun] The state of existing within or having some relationship with time: like spatial position, temporality is an intrinsic property of the object
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  • The sculpture is a poignant evocation of the essential temporality of human relationships.
  • Life implies change and hence temporality.
  • This achievement opposes the insignificance and temporality the writer's life.
2 (usually temporalities) A secular possession, especially the properties and revenues of a religious body or a member of the clergy: proposals were put forward in Parliament for appropriating the temporalities of the clergy


Late Middle English (denoting temporal matters or secular authority): from late Latin temporalitas, from temporalis (see temporal1).

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