Definition of atemporal in English:

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Pronunciation: /āˈtemp(ə)rəl/


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.



Pronunciation: /ˌātempəˈralitē/
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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Syllabification: a·tem·po·ral

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