how to pronounce temporal

tɛmpɚəl

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“… to be limited in terms of temporal scope …”

meanings of temporal

adjective:

  1. Of the temples of the head.
  2. Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to spiritual.
  3. Lasting a short time only.
  4. Of or relating to time.
  5. Of limited time; transient; passing; not perpetual.
  6. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical.

noun:

  1. Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.
  2. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.
  3. Any of a reptile's scales on the side of the head between the parietal and supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.