(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
the rate of some repeating event
a frequency or rate
a move which is part of one's own plan or strategy and forces, e.g. by means of a check or attacking a piece, the opponent to make a move which is not bad but of no use for him (the player gains a tempo, the opponent loses a tempo), or equivalently a player achieves the same result in fewer moves by one approach rather than another.
timing of a particular event – earlier or later than in an alternative situation (as in chess example)
The number of beats per minute in a piece of music; also, an indicative term denoting approximate rate of speed in written music (examples: allegro, andante)
the rate or degree of movement in time
oxyl, or oxidanyl or TEMPO is a chemical compound with the formula (CH2)3(CMe2)2NO. This heterocyclic compound is a red-orange, sublimable solid. As a stable radical, it has applications throughout chemistry and biochemistry. TEMPO was discovered by Lebedev and Kazarnowskii in 1960. It is prepared by oxidation of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine. TEMPO is widely used as a radical trap, as a structural probe for biological systems in conjunction with electron spin resonance spectroscopy, as a reagent in organic synthesis, and as a mediator in controlled free radical polymerization. The stability of this radical is attributed to the steric protection provided by the four methyl groups adjacent to the nitroxyl group.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tem′pō, n. (mus.) time, relative rapidity of rhythm. [It.]
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The numerical value of tempo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tempo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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The government has done its job, and the market is going back to its own tempo.
The tempo of the arrests and prosecutions, and the severity of the sentences have gone up significantly.
That is very important in every game, to get that fast start and create that tempo, we wanted to play fast.
Gonzaga likes to get out and run, they feed off energy, it was kind of like a home game for them and we had to slow the tempo.
American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.
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