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  • adj. carried out with no preparation; impromptu
  • adv. without preparation; extemporaneously
  • n. Something improvised.

Etymologies

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From Latin ex ("immediately after") + tempore, ablative singular of tempus ("time", "opportunity", "occasion")

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  • Latin Phrase: Off hand; without preparation.

    March 7, 2009