temporal plane


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tem·po·ral plane

[TA]
a slightly depressed area on the side of the cranium, below the inferior temporal line, formed by the temporal and parietal bones, the greater wing of the sphenoid, and a part of the frontal bone.
Synonym(s): planum temporale [TA]

tem·po·ral plane

(tem'pŏr-ăl plān) [TA]
A slightly depressed area on the side of the cranium, below the inferior temporal line, formed by the temporal and parietal bones, the greater wing of the sphenoid, and a part of the frontal bone.
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8) In this case, we are told from the I-narrator's temporal plane that the I-reflector only caught a quick glimpse of the box-office man.
The free blending of documentary and fictional material, as well as toying with the diverse temporal planes of the story, has led critics to observe that Pavic, while supposedly emulating an older Dictionary of the Khazars, actually parodies the lexicographical manner of treatment and elaboration of its subject matter.
Such reconstruction is not just an empty convention, but a necessary precondition for any aesthetically productive reading: in order to be able to perceive deviations from the "real" chronology at all, namely to perceive games with "reversible" temporal planes as distinctive narrative figures, we need to have a clear perception of temporality, what came before and what happened after.