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extemporaneous

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Carried out or performed with little or no preparation; impromptu.
  • adjective Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text.
  • adjective Skilled at or given to unrehearsed speech or performance.
  • adjective Provided, made, or adapted as an expedient; makeshift.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In pharmacy, noting a preparation which is compounded at the time it is ordered, in distinction from a ready-made, or officinal preparation.
  • Made, done, furnished, or procured at the time, without special preparation; resulting from or provided for the immediate occasion; unpremeditated: as, an extemporaneous address or performance; extemporaneous support or shelter.
  • Synonyms Extemporaneous, Unpremeditated. There is now some disposition to apply extempore and extemporaneous to that which is unpremeditated only in form. Extemporaneous speaking or preaching is, by this view, carefully prepared in thought, arrangement, etc., only the choice of words and phraseology being left to the inspiration of the moment. Extemporary has not this sense. Unpremeditated is thus opposed to premeditated, and extemporaneous to written or recited.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; ad-lib; extempore; extemporary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective without preparation or advanced thought; offhand

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective with little or no preparation or forethought

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Late Latin extemporāneus, from Latin ex tempore; see extempore.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Late Latin extemporāneus, from Latin ex tempore.

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