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tem·po

 (tĕm′pō)
n. pl. tem·pos or tem·pi (-pē)
1. Music The speed at which music is or ought to be played, often indicated on written compositions by a descriptive or metronomic direction to the performer.
2. A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace: "the tempo and the feeling of modern life" (Robert L. Heilbroner).

[Italian, from Latin tempus, time.]

tempo

(ˈtɛmpəʊ)
n, pl -pos or -pi (-piː)
1. (Music, other) the speed at which a piece or passage of music is meant to be played, usually indicated by a musical direction (tempo marking) or metronome marking
2. rate or pace
[C18: from Italian, from Latin tempus time]

tem•po

(ˈtɛm poʊ)

n., pl. -pos, -pi (-pē).
1. the rate of speed of a musical passage or work, usu. indicated by printed direction, as largo, or by a metronome setting.
2. any characteristic rate, rhythm, or pattern: the tempo of city life.
[1680–90; < Italian < Latin tempus time]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tempo - (music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical time - (music) the beat of musical rhythm
accelerando - a gradually increasing tempo of music; "my ear will not accept such violent accelerandos"
allegretto - a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
allegro - a brisk and lively tempo
andante - a moderately slow tempo (a walking pace)
meno mosso - played at reduced speed; less rapid
rubato - a flexible tempo; not strictly on the beat
2.tempo - the rate of some repeating event
beats per minute, bpm, M.M., metronome marking - the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"

tempo

noun
1. speed, pace, velocity Both teams played with quality, pace and tempo.
2. pace, time, rate, beat, measure (Prosody), speed, metre, rhythm, cadence, pulse Elgar supplied his work with precise indications of tempo.

tempo

noun
Rate of motion or performance:
Informal: clip.
Translations
سُرْعَة الإيقاع
tempo
tempo
tempó
hraîi
temps

tempo

[ˈtempəʊ] N (tempos, (Mus) tempi (pl)) [ˈtempiː] (Mus) → tempo m (fig) → ritmo m

tempo

[ˈtɛmpəʊ] [tempos] (pl) [tempi] [ˈtɛmpiː] (pl) n
(MUSIC)tempo m
(= pace) [life, change] → rythme m

tempo

n (Mus, fig) → Tempo nt

tempo

[ˈtɛmpəʊ] n (tempi (pl)) [ˈtɛmpiː] (Mus) → tempo (fig) (of life) → ritmo
the busy tempo of city life → il ritmo veloce della vita di città

tempo

(ˈtempəu) plurals ˈtempos (music) ˈtempi (-piː) noun
the speed at which a piece of music should be or is played.
References in classic literature ?
'I'm going to hurry,' said Claire, clenching her fists as two simultaneous bursts of song, in different keys and varying tempos, proceeded from the dining-room and kitchen.
"Vostro amico," he repeated over and over again; and then, "Poco tempo, poco tempo, poco tempo!"
"Mezzogiorno--poco tempo --poco tempo!" And again I seized his meaning, that it was twenty past eleven, and we must be there by twelve.
"Oh no, I shall not respect an Adam who drags the tempo , as you will," said Lucy, beginning to play the duet.
You should have waited, got yourself elected deputy, followed the politics of a party, sometimes down in the depths, at other times on the crest of the wave, and you should have taken, like Monsieur de Villele, the Italian motto 'Col tempo,' in other words,
Futuro passado: contribuicao a semantica dos tempos historicos.
O sentido do trabalho se objetiva atraves do tempo, e este possui como referencia o que esta sendo vivido no presente (8), pois no passado o tempo e preterito e no futuro o tempo ainda vai ser vivenciado; porem, dentre os tempos, o presente continua sendo a centralidade da vida cotidiana.
Esta visao sobre o tempo como recurso implica tres serias consequencias para as sociedades e instituicoes contemporaneas: i) ficarem constrangidas pelos limites temporais dos ciclos temporais da politica; ii) assentarem o planeamento do tempo exclusivamente numa orientacao de tipo cronologico, que entra em conflito e contradicao com uma panoplia alargada de outros tempos que coexistem no mesmo tempo cronologicamente datavel: o tempo da cultura e das instituicoes; o tempo natural; o tempo de vida e da experiencia, em geral; iii) transformarem o tempo num poderoso bem transacionavel no mercado, particularmente, sob a forma de futuro antecipado ou de um passado reversivel.
A cronometragem dos tempos foi realizada utilizando o cronometro digital da camera.
O principal objetivo neste trabalho foi comparar os tempos de espera e de atendimento ao cliente nos dois supermercados, a partir de simulacoes realizadas com o uso do software Arena, as quais permitiram verificar os impactos gerados pelos diferentes sistemas de producao.
Assim, determinamos, para esta fase, como questoes centrais: I) Como descrevem os docentes/pesquisadores o seu tempo? II) Como pensam as implicates das mudanqas mais recentes relacionadas com a racionalizacao dos tempos no ensino e investigacao cientifica?