Heidegger wrote in Being and Time that:

In both pre-philosophical and philosophical usage the expression 'termporal' has been pre-empted by the signification we have cited; in the following invetigations, however, we shall employ it for another signification. Thus the way in which Being and its modes and characteristics have their meaning determined primordially in terms of time, is what we shall call its 'Temporal' determinateness. ... Thus the fundamental ontological task of Interpreting Being as such includes working out the Temporality of Being.

And that:

A distinction has been made between "temporal" entities (natural processes and historical happenings) and "non-temporal" entities (spatial and numerical relationships).

Do the two snippets conflict with each other?

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    Can you 'think' without time? I'm not clear on your question.. but while 1+1=2 independently of time... Without time there would be no consciousness to ponder that fact.
    – Richard
    Dec 8 '18 at 0:49

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