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/ˈtempər/,
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tempers, 3rd person singular present; tempered, past tense; tempered, past participle; tempering, present participle;
  1. Improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) by reheating and then cooling it

  2. Improve the consistency or resiliency of (a substance) by heating it or adding particular substances to it

  3. Serve as a neutralizing or counterbalancing force to (something)
    • - their idealism is tempered with realism
  4. Tune (a piano or other instrument) so as to adjust the note intervals correctly


  1. made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
  2. adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
  3. (temper) anneal: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
  4. (temper) pique: a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
  5. (temper) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
  6. (temper) a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
  7. Toughened or tempered glass is glass that has been processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempered glass is made by processes which create balanced internal stresses which give the glass strength. ...
  8. (Temper (album)) Temper is the second full-length album by Portland-based musician Benoit Pioulard, released by Kranky on October 14, 2008.
  9. (Temper (band)) Temper is a dance music group that was led by Anthony Malloy. Their only chart entry was with the song "No Favors", which hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1984. The song peaked on the U.S. R&B chart at number 64.
  10. Tempering is a heat treatment technique for metals, alloys and glass. In steels, tempering is done to "toughen" the metal by transforming brittle martensite or bainite into a combination of ferrite and cementite or sometimes Tempered martensite. ...
  11. (The Tempering) The Tempering is a young adult novel by the American writer Gloria Skurzynski set in 1911 in the fictional mill town of Canaan (a parallel to the author's hometown of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River).
  12. Of one's disposition; Pertaining to the metallurgical process for finishing metals; Of something moderated or balanced by other considerations; Pertaining to the well-tempered scale, where the twelve notes per octave of the standard keyboard are tuned in such a way that it is possible to play ...
  13. (temper) A tendency to be of a certain type of mood; State of mind; The heat treatment to which a metal or other material has been subjected; a material that has undergone a particular heat treatment; To moderate or control; To heat-treat a material, particularly a metal; To mix clay, plaster or ...
  14. (temper) materials added to clay in the manufacture of ceramic artifacts, to prevent cracking during firing. Could include vegetal fibers, feathers, rock fragments, sand, or ground-up potsherds.
  15. (Temper) To moisten and mix clay, plaster, or mortar to the proper consistency.
  16. (Temper) To heat material after hardening to a temperature and allow it to cool naturally in order to soften material and make it less brittle. Also to heat to a lower temp to relieve stress in metal without affecting the hardness.
  17. (Temper) To slowly add a hot liquid to eggs or other foods to gradually raise their temperature without making them curdle.
  18. (Temper) The combination of hardness and strength imparted to a metal by mechanical or thermal treatments and characterized by certain metallurgical structures and mechanical properties determining temper designation.
  19. (temper) A nonplastic material (such as sand, shell, or fiber) that is added to clay to improve its workability and to reduce breakage during drying and firing.
  20. (temper) solid particles such as sand, grit, crushed shell, plant fibre or crushed pottery (grog) which is mixed with the wet clay before the vessel is fired. Temper adds strength to pottery and makes it less likely to crack when drying or while being baked.
  21. (TEMPER) To change the physical characteristics of a metal by applying heat.
  22. (TEMPER) tent, extendable, modular, personnel
  23. (Temper (Toughen)) Introduction of predictable residual stresses in glass by controlled chilling from near the softening point to below the strain point. These residual stresses are in compressive form on the surface of the glass and tensile in the interior. ...
  24. (Temper) 1) Reheating hardened, normalized or mechanically worked steel to a temperature below the critical range to soften it and improve impact strength. 2) The moisture content of a sand at which any certain physical test value is obtained, i.e. ...
  25. (Temper) 1. Metal transformation into a heated state in which stiffness and strength are imparted to steel club shafts. Z. Mental transformation into a heated state in which bends and crimps are imparted to steel club shafts.