Definitions

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

  • adjective Spoken, done, or composed with little or no preparation or forethought.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Composed, performed, uttered, or applied without previous study or preparation: as, an extemporary sermon.
  • Made or procured for the occasion or for the present purpose; extemporaneous.
  • Synonyms See extemporaneous.

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

  • adjective Extemporaneous.
  • adjective obsolete Made for the occasion; for the time being.

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

  • adjective Extemporaneous.

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 extempore.]

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