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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.

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.

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]
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"
Translations

tempered

[ˈtempəd] ADJtemplado

tempered

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

tempered

adj
steelgehärtet
(Mus) → temperiert

tempered

[ˈtɛmpəd] adj (steel) → temprato/a
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