Definition of temporal :
1. Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; - used chiefly in the plural.
2. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.
3. Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.
4. Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal.
chronological (part of speech: adjective)
transient (part of speech: adjective)
flickering, passing, temporary, shifting, transitory, fleeting, evanescent, mortal, short-term, brief, transient, impermanent, mutable, flitting, cursory, restless, fading, short-lived, momentary, fickle, instantaneous, volatile, ephemeral, changeable, rootless
earthy (part of speech: adjective)
- The difference lies first in the good sense which enables them to perceive instinctively that the eternal should be preferred to the temporal. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
- Another such survival is the High Priestess of Nongkrem, who still has many religious duties to perform; not only so, but she is the actual head of the State in this Siemship, although she delegates her temporal powers to one of her sons or nephews, who thus becomes Siem. - "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon.
- By thus dwelling on the physical and rational elements of human experience, religion has come to concern itself to an extraordinary degree with the local and temporal reaches of faith. - "Preaching and Paganism", Albert Parker Fitch.