|first or highest in rank, importance or value|
|Dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional often fol. by on or upon:|
|temporal1 (ˈtɛmpərəl, ˈtɛmprəl)|
|1.||of or relating to time|
|2.||of or relating to secular as opposed to spiritual or religious affairs: the lords spiritual and temporal|
|3.||lasting for a relatively short time|
|4.||grammar of or relating to tense or the linguistic expression of time in general: a temporal adverb|
|[C14: from Latin temporālis, from tempus time]|
temporal tem·po·ral2 (těm'pər-əl, těm'prəl)
Of, relating to, or near the temples of the skull.
|temporal (těm'pər-əl) Pronunciation Key
Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.