extemporaneity


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ex·tem·po·ra·ne·ous

 (ĭk-stĕm′pə-rā′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Carried out or performed with little or no preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous piano recital.
2. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text: an extemporaneous speech.
3. Skilled at or given to unrehearsed speech or performance: an accomplished extemporaneous speaker.
4. Provided, made, or adapted as an expedient; makeshift: an extemporaneous policy decision.

[From Late Latin extemporāneus, from Latin ex tempore; see extempore.]

ex·tem′po·ra·ne′i·ty (-pər-ə-nē′ĭ-tē) n.
ex·tem′po·ra′ne·ous·ly adv.
ex·tem′po·ra′ne·ous·ness n.

extemporaneity

(ɪksˌtɛmpərəˈneɪɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being extemporaneous
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