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temporal

temporal(
tehm
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poh
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rahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (related to time)
a. temporary
Esta pasantía es temporal y termina a finales de agosto.This internship is temporary and finishes at the end of August.
b. provisional
Me han dado un permiso de conducir temporal que caduca en un mes.I got a provisional driver's license which expires in a month.
2. (religious)
a. temporal
Estudiamos el poder temporal de los papas en la clase de religión.We studied the temporal power of the popes in religion class.
3. (anatomy)
a. temporal
Los estudiantes de medicina aprendieron sobre el lóbulo temporal del cerebro.The medical students learned about the temporal lobe of the brain.
b. temporal bone
El hueso temporal es donde se encuentran las estructuras del órgano auditivo.The temporal bone is where the structures of the hearing organ are located.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (weather)
a. storm
El meteorólogo dice que se avecina un temporal.The weatherman says a storm is coming.
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temporal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (no permanente)
a. temporary
2. (del tiempo)
a. time
el factor temporalthe time factor
3. (anat & rel)
a. temporal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
4. (tormenta)
a. storm
5. (anatomy)
a. temporal bone
temporal
adjective
1 (provisional) temporary; [+trabajo] temporary; casual; (en turismo, agricultura) seasonal
empresa de trabajo temporal temp recruitment agency
2 (Religión) temporal
poder temporal temporal power
3 (Anatomía) temporal
fisura rinal en el lóbulo temporal
1 (tormenta) storm; (mal tiempo) spell of rough weather
capear el temporal to weather the storm; ride out the storm
temporal de agua temporal de lluvia (tormenta) rainstorm; (período lluvioso) rainy weather; prolonged rain
temporal de nieve (tormenta) snowstorm; (período de nevadas) snowy weather
2 (Anatomía) temporal bone
3 (Caribe) (persona) shady character
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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