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tem·pered

 (tĕm′pərd)
adj.
1. Having a specified temper or disposition. Often used in combination: sweet-tempered; ill-tempered.
2. Adjusted or attuned by the addition of a counterbalancing element; moderated or measured: "Party elites in Washington were content with a politics of compromise and tempered ideology" (Bill Bishop).
3. Made appropriately hard or flexible by tempering: a sword of tempered steel.
4. Having the requisite degree of hardness or elasticity. Used of glass or a metal.
5. Music Tuned to temperament. Used of a scale, an interval, a semitone, or intonation.
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tempered

(ˈtɛmpəd)
adj
1. (Music, other) music
a. (of a scale) having the frequency differences between notes adjusted in accordance with the system of equal temperament. See temperament
b. (of an interval) expanded or contracted from the state of being pure
2. (in combination) having a temper or temperament as specified: ill-tempered.
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tem•pered

(ˈtɛm pərd)

adj.
1. having a temper or disposition as specified (usu. used in combination): a good-tempered child.
2. Music. tuned in accordance with some temperament, esp. equal temperament.
3. made less intense or violent, esp. by the influence of something else.
4. properly mixed, as clay.
5. of or pertaining to steel or cast iron that has been tempered.
[1325–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tempered - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatmenttempered - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
unhardened, untempered - not brought to a proper consistency or hardness; "untempered mortar"; "untempered steel"
2.tempered - adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
untempered - not moderated or controlled; "his untempered individualism"
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Translations

tempered

[ˈtempəd] ADJtemplado
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tempered

[ˈtɛmpərd] adj [steel] → trempé(e)temper tantrum ncrise f
to have a temper tantrum → piquer une crise
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tempered

adj
steelgehärtet
(Mus) → temperiert
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tempered

[ˈtɛmpəd] adj (steel) → temprato/a
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References in classic literature ?
If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes.
Three punctures were made in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale's barbs were then tempered. Ego non baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli!
His opinions were always impersonal; and now as their manner rather than their make has been slightly tempered, it may surprise the belated reader to learn that it was the belief of one English critic that their author had "placed himself beyond the pale of decency" by them.
"The welders, engineers or contractors might not be aware of the prohibitions on quenched tempered steel," she added.
The spokesperson on Sunday said that on the directives of General Manager SNGPL KP Arbab Saqib, the Task Force in collaboration with district administration of Peshawar, Charsadda, Kohat, Karak, Hangu, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Tank and DI Khan launched grand operation against illegal consumers and disconnected connection of six illegal power generating units including hotels and bakers while removing 315 other illegal connections and 61 tempered meters were disconnected during crackdown.
Currently, American Insulated Glass has four fabrication facilities strategically located throughout the southeast, with each facility producing its own tempered and insulating glass for commercial and residential applications.
In order to study the effect of the tempering temperature on the microstructure and mechanical properties, the samples were tempered at different temperatures: 150, 250, 350, 450, 550 and 650oC.
?How clean and fair elections Can be held if the incomplete and tempered papers are accepted l.
The Treasury also tempered the rate for the one-year T-bills as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas had indicated that inflation was already tapering and might have already reached its peak, de Leon added.
He alleged that Patwari Habib along with his ac-complices tempered the record and transfered his property worth million of rupees in the names of others who greased his palms.
As Tempered Networks gains a stronger foothold across industry, with deployments such as one we recently profiled with National Instruments and Innovari, the company has announced a new cybersecurity hardware product-the HIPswitch 250.
I would have been devastated if it had hurt either of them." Ikea said it uses special tempered glass that is designed to shatter to minimise risk of injury.