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Fleeting vs. Temporal

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Fleetingadjective

Passing quickly; of short duration.

Temporaladjective

Of or relating to time.

Fleetingadjective

Passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments.

Temporaladjective

Of limited time; transient; passing; not perpetual.

Fleetingadjective

lasting for a markedly brief time;

‘a fleeting glance’; ‘fugitive hours’; ‘rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass’; ‘a momentary glimpse’;

Temporaladjective

Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to spiritual.

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Temporaladjective

Lasting a short time only.

Temporaladjective

Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical.

‘temporal power; temporal courts’;

Temporaladjective

of the temples of the head

Temporalnoun

Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.

Temporalnoun

(skeleton) Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.

Temporalnoun

Any of a reptile's scales on the side of the head between the parietal and supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.

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Temporaladjective

Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.

Temporaladjective

Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal.

‘The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.’; ‘Is this an hour for temporal affairs?’;

Temporaladjective

Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.

Temporalnoun

Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; - used chiefly in the plural.

‘He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor or temporals.’;

Temporalnoun

the semantic role of the noun phrase that designating the time of the state or action denoted by the verb

Temporaladjective

not eternal;

‘temporal matters of but fleeting moment’;

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Temporaladjective

of or relating to or limited by time;

‘temporal processing’; ‘temporal dimensions’; ‘temporal and spacial boundaries’; ‘music is a temporal art’;

Temporaladjective

of or relating to the temples (the sides of the skull behind the orbit);

‘temporal bone’;

Temporaladjective

of the material world;

‘temporal possessions of the church’;

Temporaladjective

concerned with secular rather than sacred matters;

‘lords temporal and spiritual’;

Temporaladjective

of this earth or world;

‘temporal joys’; ‘our temporal existence’;

Temporaladjective

relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular

‘the Church did not imitate the secular rulers who thought only of temporal gain’;

Temporaladjective

relating to time

‘the spatial and temporal dimensions of human interference in complex ecosystems’;

Temporaladjective

relating to or denoting time or tense.

Temporaladjective

of or situated in the temples of the head

‘arterial biopsy usually confirms the diagnosis of temporal arteritis’;

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