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im·prov·i·sa·tion

 (ĭm-prŏv′ĭ-zā′shən, ĭm′prə-vĭ-)
n.
1. The act or art of improvising.
2. Something improvised, such as a musical passage or comedic skit.

im·prov′i·sa′tion·al adj.
im·prov′i·sa′tion·al·ly adv.
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improvisation

(ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of improvising
2. a product of improvising; something improvised
ˌimproviˈsational, improvisatory adj
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im•prov•i•sa•tion

(ɪmˌprɒv əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌɪm prə və-)

n.
1. an act of improvising.
2. something improvised.
[1780–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.improvisation - a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
2.improvisation - an unplanned expedient
expedient - a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
3.improvisation - a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
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improvisation

noun
1. invention, spontaneity, ad-libbing, extemporizing Funds were not abundant, and clever improvisation was necessary.
2. ad-lib an improvisation on 'Jingle Bells'
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improvisation

noun
Something improvised:
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Translations
إرْتِجال، إسْتِنْباط على الفَوْر
improvizace
improvisering
rögtönzés
spuni
improvizácia

improvisation

[ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃən] N (= act) → improvisación f; (= improvised speech, music) → improvisación f
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improvisation

[ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃən] nimprovisation f
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improvisation

nImprovisation f, → Improvisierung f; (object improvised) → Provisorium nt
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improvisation

[ˌɪmprəvaɪˈzeɪʃn] nimprovvisazione f
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improvise

(ˈimprəvaiz) verb
1. to compose and perform (a poem, tune etc) without preparation. The pianist forgot his music and had to improvise.
2. to make (something) from materials that happen to be available, often materials that are not normally used for that purpose. They improvised a shelter from branches and blankets.
ˌimproviˈsation noun
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In her academic course Stage Expression and Improvization, Suzana Badian, Professor at the Bucharest Academy of Drama and Film, lists the principles that can also be found in the methodology of Sports and Physical Education according to several other authors.
There, delays have forced authorities to accept some degree of improvization, including a temporary tent terminal.
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His work allows one to understand how these children's subject making arises from everyday practices and tactics based on improvization and opportunism that combine disparate resources and material to gain momentary advantage.
Among the topics are practices that enhance dynamic capabilities organizational improvization, transactive memory systems as dynamic capabilities, a multi-study validation of mapping momentum fluctuations during organizational change, attributes of organizational change, relational thinking about organizational change, and overcoming persistent problems in organizational change.
During the apprenticeship period, the would-be chanter must engage in improvization, memorization, and mnemonic devices (isoye), and voice training, among others.