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an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandemadverb
a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
tandem, in tandemadverb
one behind the other
"ride tandem on a bicycle built for two"; "riding horses down the path in tandem"
A bicycle with two seats, two sets of pedals, and two wheels; a bicycle-built-for-two.
we used to ride this tandem
An arrangement of two or more objects arranged one behind the other.
driving cars in tandem
One behind the other.
ride tandem on a bicycle-built-for-two
Together; working as one.
Their skillful tandem work made the project successful and quick.
Etymology: From tandem, from tam + suffix -dem. Sense of bicycles with two seats from 1884.
Tandem Computers, Inc. was the dominant manufacturer of fault-tolerant computer systems for ATM networks, banks, stock exchanges, telephone switching centers, 911 systems, and other similar commercial transaction processing applications requiring maximum uptime and zero data loss. The company was founded by Jimmy Treybig in 1974 in Cupertino, California. It remained independent until 1997, when it became a server division within Compaq. It is now a server division within Hewlett Packard Enterprise, following Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq and the split of Hewlett Packard into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Tandem's NonStop systems use a number of independent identical processors and redundant storage devices and controllers to provide automatic high-speed "failover" in the case of a hardware or software failure. To contain the scope of failures and of corrupted data, these multi-computer systems have no shared central components, not even main memory. Conventional multi-computer systems all use shared memories and work directly on shared data objects. Instead, NonStop processors cooperate by exchanging messages across a reliable fabric, and software takes periodic snapshots for possible rollback of program memory state. Besides handling failures well, this "shared-nothing" messaging system design also scales extremely well to the largest commercial workloads. Each doubling of the total number of processors would double system throughput, up to the maximum configuration of 4000 processors. In contrast, the performance of conventional multiprocessor systems is limited by the speed of some shared memory, bus, or switch. Adding more than 4–8 processors in that manner gives no further system speedup. NonStop systems have more often been bought to meet scaling requirements than for extreme fault tolerance. They compete well against IBM's largest mainframes, despite being built from simpler minicomputer technology.
one after another; -- said especially of horses harnessed and driven one before another, instead of abreast
a team of horses harnessed one before the other
Tandem is an arrangement where a team of machines, animals or people are lined up one behind another, all facing in the same direction. Tandem harness is used for two or more draft horses harnessed in a single line one behind another, as opposed to a pair, harnessed side by side, or a team of several pairs. Tandem harness allows additional animals to provide pulling power for a vehicle designed for a single animal. The English word "tandem" derives from the Latin adverb tandem meaning "at length" or "finally". Tandem seating may be used on a tandem bicycle where it is alternative to sociable seating. The term "tandem" can also be used more generally to refer to any group of persons or objects working together, not necessarily in line.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tan′dem, adv. applied to the position of horses harnessed singly one before the other instead of abreast.—n. a team of horses (usually two) so harnessed: a bicycle or tricycle on which two ride one before the other. [Originated in university slang, in a play on the L. adv. tandem, at length.]
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The numerical value of tandem in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tandem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of tandem in a Sentence
It was a tandem dive. We pulled the first chute. That was knotted up… He pulled the second, and that was knotted up too. He just kept shaking it and shaking it in midair, as all my friends were, you know, what felt like half a mile above me, and I’m plummeting toward earth. [Laughs.] And he finally unravels it in midair.
There’s a huge move to more healthy products for dogs — in tandem with the human move to more healthy products, i think all of this is linked to the humanization of our pets, and ensuring that what we feed them is healthy, not just something we’ve designed for ourselves and hope is healthy for dogs.
The focus is to have a serious choreography where we can move in tandem and focus on resolution of the issues between now and the end of winter, pakistan can be a broker. The trust needs to be earned.
Every sale we do is done on a case-by-case basis, we have been very, very focused, especially in this administration and in tandem with Congress, on trying to give our partners -- our strategic partners overseas -- the ability to avoid civilian casualties especially, where we can.
She was diagnosed when she was 3 and it wasn’t clear if she was going to make it to 15, for her to be 15 and healthy and able to be in the tandem with me for 80 miles and do it with a smile on her face, it’s a blessing and one of the reasons why that happens is because the PMC raises so much money and that provides finances to Dana-Farber to invest in research.
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- tandem, tandemcykelDanish
- پشت سر همPersian
- yhdessä, tandem, yhteistyössä, tandempyöräFinnish
- tandem, samenDutch
- linha, tandem, filaPortuguese
- гуськом, цугом, па́ра, тандемом, танде́мRussian
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