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Discussing the temporal words as we are, may I ask, what is time? Try defining it.

Time will be an abstract concept, difficult to define for most of us, if we do not divide it into some units, like seconds-hours-minutes, or parts of the day or seasons of the year. Time makes sense to us only upon such division. That is why, the Latin word temperare, derived from the time root tempus, means â€˜to divide or proportion duly.â€™

The words formed from temperare include temper, temperate, temperance and temperament.