There are 2 definitions of temporal in English:

temporal1

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛmp(ə)r(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • 2Relating to time: the spatial and temporal dimensions of human interference in complex ecosystems
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    • This issue explores some of the temporal and political dimensions of art.
    • Ancient DNA provides a temporal dimension to the study of genetic variation.
    • These spectres exist in different temporal dimensions.
    Synonyms
    of time, time-related
  • 2.1 Grammar Relating to or denoting time or tense.
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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.

Derivatives

temporally

adverb
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  • It is difficult not to get temporally disoriented here.
  • As the scenes move forward temporally the characters behave with slight differences to mark their maturity.
  • A blog is bite-sized and temporally arranged.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French temporel or Latin temporalis, from tempus, tempor- 'time'.

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Pronunciation: grōˈteskərē
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

There are 2 definitions of temporal in English:

temporal2

Line breaks: tem|poral
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛmpər(ə)l
 
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adjective

Anatomy
  • Of or situated in the temples of the head.
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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.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin temporalis, from tempora 'the temples' (see temple2).

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