Translation of temporal in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈtempərəl/


  • 1.1 (not eternal) [pleasure] temporal 1.2 (secular) [Relig] temporal, secular
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    • The cardinal should leave temporal affairs to the government.
    • He was the temporal and spiritual ruler of the Muslim world.
    • Temporal and spiritual authority converge in him.
    1.3 [Ling] [clause/adverb] de tiempo
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    • English has plenty of adjectives for modifying the temporal properties of nouns, including ‘former’, ‘recent’, and ‘forthcoming’.
    • The meaning of the tense morphemes alone does not completely determine the temporal interpretation of a sentence.
    • These meanings typically have to do with temporalor logical relations between the events described in the clauses.
    1.4 [Anat] [artery/lobe] temporal temporal bone temporal (m)
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    • The middle cerebral artery supplies much of the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes of the brain.
    • Commonly used sites for catheterization include the temporal veins.
    • A temporal artery biopsy is suggested.

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