What does tango mean?

Definitions for tango
ˈtæŋ goʊtan·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangonoun

    a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin

  2. tangoverb

    music written in duple time for dancing the tango

  3. tangoverb

    dance a tango


  1. tangonoun

    A Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time.

  2. tangonoun

    The letter T in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  3. tangonoun

    enemy, used amongst special police forces, derived from the abbreviation of target using the NATO phonetic alphabet.

  4. tangoverb

    To dance the tango.

  5. tangoverb

    To handle, to flirt with, to deal with.

  6. Etymology: Argentine- tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language (compare Ibibio tamgu).


  1. TANGO

    The TANGO control system is a free open source device-oriented controls toolkit for controlling any kind of hardware or software and building SCADA systems. It is used for controlling synchrotrons, lasers, physics experiments in over 20 sites. It is being actively developed by a consortium of research institutes. TANGO is a distributed control system. It runs on a single machine as well as hundreds of machines. TANGO uses two network protocols - the omniorb implementation of CORBA and Zeromq. The basic communication model is the client-server model. Communication between clients and servers can be synchronous, asynchronous or event driven. CORBA is used for synchronous and asynchronous communication and Zeromq is used for event-driven communication (since version 8 of TANGO). TANGO is based on the concept of Devices. Devices implement object oriented and service oriented approaches to software architecture. The Device model in TANGO implements commands/methods, attributes / data fields and properties for configuring Devices. In TANGO all control objects are Devices.


  1. tango

    Tango is a partnered dance style that originated in the 1880s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It is known for its passionate and expressive nature, featuring sharp movements and a close embrace between the dancers. Tango is also a genre of music characterized by its rhythm and the use of instruments like accordion, piano, and violin.


  1. Tango

    The tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early tango was known as tango criollo. Today, there are many forms of tango extant. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one closest to the form originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay. In 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.


  1. Tango

    Tango is an all-in-one social networking app that gives you unique and meaningful ways to interact with your friends and family. Tango allows you to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone calls and video calls with those you care about. Tango works on iPhones, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone devices, as well as tablets and PCs, and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. More than 150 million people in 224 countries already love using the service.Founded in September 2009, Tango has raised over $87M from leading venture capital firms and top individual investors. Download the Tango application for free in the iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, and the Tango website, www.tango.me. Tango is based in Mountain View, California.Tango features include: –Free, high-quality mobile video, phone calls, texts, photo sharing, games, and more over 3G, 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi –Tango Contacts automatically populate from existing phone contact list –New profile not required –Invite friends and others with one click by e-mail or text

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TANGO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tango is ranked #39659 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tango surname appeared 554 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tango.

    72.3% or 401 total occurrences were White.
    18% or 100 total occurrences were Asian.
    6.1% or 34 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. tonga

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tango in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tango in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tango in a Sentence

  1. Antony Blinken:

    It takes two to tango, and if... our Russian friends are prepared to implement their commitments under Minsk and our Ukrainian friends are as well, we will fully support that, and that is the best way to avert a renewed crisis in Ukraine.

  2. Gabriella Papadakis:

    We're very pleased with this performance, because we skated really well. We love this program, we love the choreography, we love working on it, there is a mandatory rhythm every year and it works for us every time more or less ... This time, the Tango theme was right up our alley, that is a theme that we love.

  3. Martin Kobler:

    I encourage the government (GNA) to do everything to have contacts with the east and they re doing it, but the east is refusing for the moment. It takes two to tango.

  4. Jonathan Hill:

    I hope that we can make some progress on that in the near future, but precisely the timing of when that pans out and what happens when, I cannot yet say, because it takes two to tango, so we sent some suggestions to the CFTC and we need to see how to move that forward.

  5. European Commission:

    You need two to dance tango, and I know how to dance, i have a certain Brexit fatigue.

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