What does tempo mean?

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. Jeffrey Mankoff:

    There's going to be more troops and other equipment and help, of course, but there is a point where it's going to be hard to sustain this kind of an operational tempo, particularly the figures that we've been hearing about both in terms of men and material losses, when it outstrips the ability to resupply.

  2. Harold Rosenberg:

    American time has stretched around the world. It has become the dominant tempo of modern history, especially of the history of Europe.

  3. Andreas Bilicki:

    Doppel, as it stands, delivers two separate rhythms -- one high and one low. The high rhythm essentially delivers a rhythm which is higher than your resting heartbeat, and the lower one which is lower. And it works in a very similar way as to when you listen to upbeat or downbeat music. So, in the same way that upbeat music can excite you or bring you up, make you more alert; doppel does this. And it does the same thing with the downbeat tempo which you feel calming you down and even helping you into sleep.

  4. Yogananda Pittman:

    We have taken steps to ensure the operational tempo and the posture of the department conforms with the available intelligence.

  5. Theresa Whelan:

    We've been operating at such a high tempo for the last decade-plus. And with budgets going down, what we've got to do is essentially ... eat our young, so to speak, we've mortgaged the future in order to facilitate current operations. That has affected readiness and it's also affected the development of force for the future. And as the threats grow, this is only going to get worse.

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