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Noun
/ˈtemp(ə)rəmənt/,
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temperaments, plural;
  1. A person's or animal's nature, esp. as it permanently affects their behavior
    • - she had an artistic temperament
  2. The tendency to behave angrily or emotionally
    • - he had begun to show signs of temperament
  3. The adjustment of intervals in tuning a piano or other musical instrument so as to fit the scale for use in different keys; in equal temperament, the octave consists of twelve equal semitones


  1. disposition: your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
  2. excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
  3. an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
  4. (temperamental) relating to or caused by temperament; "temperamental indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"
  5. In psychology, temperament refers to those aspects of an individual's personality, such as introversion or extroversion, that are often regarded as innate rather than learned. ...
  6. In musical tuning, a temperament is a system of tuning which slightly compromises the pure intervals of just intonation in order to meet other requirements of the system.
  7. (Temperamental (Everything but the Girl album)) Temperamental is a 1999 album by Everything but the Girl, their tenth studio release.
  8. A moderate and proportionable mixture of elements or ingredients in a compound; the condition in which elements are mixed in their proper proportions; Any state or condition as determined by the proportion of its ingredients or the manner in which they are mixed; consistence, composition; ...
  9. (temperamental) of, related to, or caused by temperament; subject to changing and unpredictable emotional states; moody, capricious; sometimes used figuratively to describe user-unfriendly or unstable machines or software that are either complicated and/or have poorly written instructions and ...
  10. (Temperamental) Hey Little Boy/Back To The Wall
  11. (Temperamental) Passionate. given to fluctuations in behaviour.
  12. (Temperaments) Adaptability requirements made on the worker by the job-worker situation.  This component consists of 11 factors, which are defined and discussed in chapter 10.
  13. A person's way of responding to the world. Examples of temperament include shy, bold, risk taking, and cautious.
  14. A person's natural disposition or inborn combination of mental and emotional traits.
  15. Mixture of natural qualities and traits that produce character.
  16. Adjustment made to the intervals between notes on a keyboard to allow modulation to any key.
  17. Personal traits consisting of the individual's characteristic mode or inclination of emotional response.[Click Here To Return To List]
  18. aspects of personality that exist at birth and are believed to be as a result of genetic influences.
  19. Hypersensitive; High maintenance; Artistic nature; Gender nonconforming behaviors: Male more feminine; Female more masculine.
  20. A way of tuning a diatonic scale to produce particular effects. See the entries for equal and meantone temperaments and just tuning.
  21. A measure of the relative docility, wildness, or aggression of an animal toward unfamiliar situations, human handlers, or management interventions.
  22. 1. Term denoting a system of tuning in which the various intervals are tempered or adjusted. The errors inherent in the chromatic scale of twelve half-steps are distributed among the intervals in such a way that each interval has a small error but none sounds offensive. 2. ...
  23. In behavior analysis, this would likely reflect the present net effect of all contingencies in place. ...
  24. a quality of personality that shows up in the way a person thinks, acts, or responds to people or situations.
  25. is the process of tuning notes of the 12-semitone Western scale to set the common harmonics of certain intervals slightly out of tune in certain directions to allow an overall harmonious musical experience when the notes are played together in many combinations. ...