2. Connected with life in this world rather than a spiritual life: Making music or painting pictures are temporal arts, being composed or drawn by people, not by ghosts or fairies!
3. Relating to something which is limited by length of periods: Susan was finally lucky enough to get a temporal job which lasted for only 6 weeks because there was no possibility to get a permanent one yet.
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There isn't the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease, but there is often hyperorality (the excessive placing of inedible objects into the mouth).
2. One of a pair of large bones forming part of the lower cranium and containing various cavities and recesses associated with the ear; such as, the tympanic cavity and the auditory tube.
3. A reference to the region of the temple.
The temporal bone is connected with the mandible (the jawbone) via the temporomandibular joint; or the joint that hinges the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull.
Each temporal bone consists of four parts: the mastoid (rounded protrusion of bone just behind the ear), the squama (thin, expanded part of a bone; especially, in the the cranial wall), the petrous (stony hardness), and the tympanic (middle ear drum).
The temporal lobe contains the auditory cortex which is responsible for hearing. It is also the site of the seizure activity characteristic of temporal-lobe epilepsy.