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Definitions for tempo
ˈtɛm poʊtem·po

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tempo, pacingnoun

    (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played

  2. tempo, pacenoun

    the rate of some repeating event

Wiktionary

  1. temponoun

    a frequency or rate

  2. temponoun

    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.

  3. temponoun

    timing of a particular event – earlier or later than in an alternative situation (as in chess example)

  4. temponoun

    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)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temponoun

    the rate or degree of movement in time

Freebase

  1. TEMPO

    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

  1. Tempo

    tem′pō, n. (mus.) time, relative rapidity of rhythm. [It.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tempo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tempo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tempo in a Sentence

  1. Eric Gordon:

    That is very important in every game, to get that fast start and create that tempo, we wanted to play fast.

  2. Jordan Ford:

    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.

  3. Loren Weisman:

    Sometimes the messaging and story are right where they need to be, but the issue is in the performance and delivery of that story and that message. The melody, tone, dynamics and tempo can be everything in a delivery.

  4. Draymond Green:

    There were some times Golden State felt like that, a lot of pace, a lot of movement just trying to push the tempo, with Kevin Durant, you can kind of be lazy knowing you can throw the ball to K and Kevin Durant'll get that bucket. It definitely was a little throwback for us, for sure.

  5. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley:

    In hindsight Rory McIlroy would wish Rory McIlroy hadn't played that game of soccer but it could have happened to Rory McIlroy walking down the street, it wasn't a dirty tackle, the game wasn't played at a high tempo, Rory McIlroy just happened to be running and went over on Rory McIlroy ankle.

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