n. In ichthyology: Same as hyomandibular.n. Same as pterotic.n. Same as sphenotic, 2.Of or pertaining to time; expressing relations of time: as, a temporal clause; a temporal adverb.Of or pertaining to time in the sense of the present life or this world; secular: distinguished from spiritual.Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; of short duration; enduring for a time: opposed to eternal.In grammar, relating to a tense, or to the distinction of time expressed by tenses.2 and Temporary, Temporal. Temporary, lasting but a short time: as, a temporary staging; temporal, belonging to time, hence belonging to this world, secular, or limited by time, not permanent, although perhaps not so fleeting as temporary things.n. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; a temporal matter or affair.Of or pertaining to the temple or temples of the head: said chiefly of mammals and especially of man.In entomology, postorbital; situated just behind or beneath the compound eyes.n. The bone of the temple, or os temporis. See temporal bone, above.