noun, plural tempos, tempi
[tem-pee] /ˈtɛm pi/ (Show IPA)
Music. relative rapidity or rate of movement, usually indicated by such terms as adagio, allegro, etc., or by reference to the metronome.
characteristic rate, rhythm, or pattern of work or activity:
the tempo of city life.
Chess. the gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one’s continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective:
Black gained a tempo.
noun (pl) -pos, -pi (-piː)
the speed at which a piece or passage of music is meant to be played, usually indicated by a musical direction (tempo marking) or metronome marking
rate or pace
In music, the speed at which a piece is performed. It is the Italian word for “time.”
A programming language with simple syntax and semantics designed for teaching semantic and pragmatic aspects of programming languages.
[“TEMPO: A Unified Treatment of Binding Time and Parameter Passing Concepts in Programming Languages”, N.D. Jones et al, LNCS 66, Springer 1978].
The original code name for Mac OS version 8.
adjective 1. (chem) changing irregularly with time tempolabile tem·po·la·bile (těm’pō-lā’bīl’, -bəl) adj. Subject to change or destruction with the passage of time.
[oh tem-poh-rah oh moh-reys; English oh tem-per-uh oh mawr-eez, mohr-] /oʊ ˈtɛm poʊˌrɑ oʊ ˈmoʊ reɪs; English oʊ ˈtɛm pər ə oʊ ˈmɔr iz, ˈmoʊr-/ Latin. 1. O times! O customs! tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis [tem-paw-rah moo-tahn-too r, nohs et moo-tah-moo r in il-lees; English tem-per-uh myoo-tan-ter, nohs et myoo-tey-mer in il-is] […]
adjective 1. of or relating to time. 2. pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world; worldly: temporal joys. 3. enduring for a time only; temporary; transitory (opposed to eternal). 4. Grammar. of, relating to, or expressing time: a temporal adjective, such as recent, or a temporal adverb, such as recently. of […]
- Temporal arteritis
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