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Definition of temporal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(formal) connected with the real physical world, not spiritual matters Although spiritual leader of millions of people, the Pope has no temporal power.
  2. 2(formal) connected with or limited by time a universe which has spatial and temporal dimensions
  3. 3(anatomy) near the temple(s) at the side of the head the right temporal lobe of the brain
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