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tan·dem

 (tăn′dəm)
n.
1. A two-wheeled carriage drawn by horses harnessed one before the other.
2. A team of carriage horses harnessed in single file.
3. A vehicle, such as a bicycle or kayak, that is designed to be used by two or more people sitting one behind the other.
4. An arrangement of two or more persons or objects placed one behind or adjacent to the other: driving horses in tandem.
adj.
1. Being designed to be used by two or more people sitting one behind the other: a tandem bike; a tandem kayak.
2. Having two identical components arranged one behind or adjacent to the other: a tandem axle; a tandem gene.

[Latin, at last, at length; see to- in Indo-European roots.]

tan′dem adv.

tandem

(ˈtændəm)
n
1. a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two saddles, arranged one behind the other for two riders
2. a two-wheeled carriage drawn by two horses harnessed one behind the other
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a team of two horses so harnessed
4. any arrangement of two things in which one is placed behind the other
5. in tandem together or in conjunction
adj
(Telecommunications) Brit used as, used in, or routed through an intermediate automatic telephone exchange: a tandem exchange.
adv
one behind the other: to ride tandem.
[C18: whimsical use of Latin tandem at length, to indicate a vehicle of elongated appearance]

tan•dem

(ˈtæn dəm)

adv.
1. one following or behind the other: to drive horses tandem.
adj.
2. having animals, seats, parts, etc., arranged one behind another.
n.
3. a vehicle, as a truck or tractor, in which a pair or pairs of axles are arranged in tandem.
5. a team of horses harnessed one behind the other.
6. a two-wheeled carriage drawn by horses so harnessed.
Idioms:
in tandem,
a. in single file; one behind the other.
b. in association or partnership.
[1775–85; < Latin tandem at length]

tandem

- From Latin, literally "eventually, at length," and then, metaphorically, "acting conjointly"; in the 1880s, it was transferred from a two-horse carriage to a bicycle with two seats, one behind the other.
See also related terms for seats.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tandem - an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
2.tandem - a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seatstandem - a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
Adv.1.tandem - one behind the other; "ride tandem on a bicycle built for two"; "riding horses down the path in tandem"
Translations
دَرَّاجَة ذو مَقْعَدَيْنواحِدٌ خَلْف الآخَر
tandemv tandemu
tandem
tandemtandempyörä
tandem
tandem
hver á eftir öîrumtvímenningsreiîhjól
タンデム自転車
2인승 자전거
tandemastandemu
tandēmātandēmsviens aiz otra
v tandeme
tandem
จักรยานสองที่นั่ง
art ardaiki kişilik bisiklettandem bisiklet
xe đạp đôi

tandem

[ˈtændəm]
A. N (= bicycle) → tándem m
B. ADV in tandem [work, function] → conjuntamente
the two systems will run in tandemlos dos sistemas funcionarán conjuntamente or en tándem
the two plays were written in tandemlas dos obras fueron escritas simultáneamente
in tandem withconjuntamente con
to ride tandemmontar en un tándem

tandem

[ˈtændəm] n
(= bicycle) → tandem m
in tandem (= together) → en tandem
They are working in tandem → Ils travaillent en binôme., Ils travaillent en tandem.
in tandem with sb → en tandem avec qn
in tandem (= at the same time) → concomitamment
in tandem with sth → concomitamment avec qch

tandem

n (= cycle)Tandem nt; the horses were in tandemdie Pferde liefen hintereinander im Gespann; in tandem (with) (fig)zusammen (mit)

tandem

[ˈtændəm]
1. n (bicycle) → tandem m inv
2. adv in tandemin tandem

tandem

(ˈtӕndəm) noun
a long bicycle with two seats and two sets of pedals, one behind the other.
adverb
(usually of two people on a tandem) one behind the other. They rode tandem.

tandem

دَرَّاجَة ذو مَقْعَدَيْن tandem tandem Tandem ποδήλατο με δύο θέσεις tándem tandempyörä tandem tandem tandem タンデム自転車 2인승 자전거 tandem tandem tandem bicicleta para dois, tandem тандем tandem จักรยานสองที่นั่ง tandem bisiklet xe đạp đôi 双人自行车
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