Definition: A logic with a notion of time included. The formulas can express facts about past, present, and future states. The formulas are interpreted over Kripke structures, which can model computation; hence temporal logic is very useful in formal verification.
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Sandeep Kumar Shukla, "temporal logic", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/temporllogic.html