Definitions for temperateˈtɛm pər ɪt, ˈtɛm prɪt
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tem•per•ate*ˈtɛm pər ɪt, ˈtɛm prɪt(adj.)
moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.
moderate in any indulgence, as in the use of alcoholic liquors.
(of things) not excessive in degree.
moderate in respect to temperature; not subject to prolonged extremes of hot or cold weather.
(of a virus) existing in infected host cells but rarely causing lysis.
* Syn: See moderate.
Origin of temperate:
1350–1400; ME < L temperātus, ptp. of temperāre. See temper , -ate1
(of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
"a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
not extreme in behavior
"temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
"a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Proceeding from temperance.
Origin: temperatus, past participle of tempero. See temper.
moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate
not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language
moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking
proceeding from temperance
to render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper
In geography, temperate or tepid latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar regions. The changes in these regions between summer and winter are generally relatively moderate, rather than extreme hot or cold. However, in certain areas, such as Asia and central North America, the variations between summer and winter can be extreme because these areas are far away from the sea, causing them to have a continental climate. In regions traditionally considered tropical, localities at high altitudes may have a temperate climate.
Translations for temperate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of climate) neither too hot nor too cold.
- مُعْتَدِل، غَيْر مُتَطَرِّفArabic
- temperadoPortuguese (BR)
- tempereret; mildDanish
- mērens; atturīgsLatvian
- 氣候溫和的Chinese (Trad.)
- معتدل، متوازنUrdu
- ôn hòa, kiềm chếVietnamese
- 气候温和的Chinese (Simp.)
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