from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Spoken, carried out, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought. See Synonyms at extemporaneous.
- adv. In an extemporaneous manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. carried out with no preparation; impromptu
- adv. without preparation; extemporaneously
- n. Something improvised.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Without previous study or meditation; without preparation; on the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the spur of the moment; without previous study or preparation; offhand: as, to write or speak extempore.
- Extemporary; extemporaneous.
- Synonyms See extemporaneous.
- n. Language uttered or written without previous preparation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without preparation
- adj. with little or no preparation or forethought
- adv. without prior preparation
Latin ex tempore : ex, of; see ex- + tempore, ablative of tempus, time.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ex ("immediately after") + tempore, ablative singular of tempus ("time", "opportunity", "occasion") (Wiktionary)