from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval music, a method of dividing a breve into semibreves—that is, rhythmical subdivision.


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  • This is called the tempo (from the Latin word tempus meaning time) which is effective throughout the duration of the music unless the composer indicates otherwise. Music Education

  • "Ini harus dilihat" tempus "- nya (waktu kejadian)," katanya kepada ANTARA News di Jakarta,

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  • Jen and I try to maintain a near-constant state of denial about the imminent end of "Lost," but it must be said: after tonight's show, we'll have only three episodes left before the May 23 finale and, tempus fugit, time is a'wasting and there are questions yet to be answered.

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  • Time, and how one chooses to spend it, is really the issue here, for one doesn't arrive at this stage of life without a keenly felt awareness that tempus fugit.

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  • Note 157: "Stat sua cuiquedies; breve et inreparabile tempus/omnibus est vitae; sed famam extendere factis,/Hoc virtutis opus."

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  • I wish I had time to go back through the ms. again to check all my own marks, make sure I've been as consistent as I meant to be, but...tempus done fugited and if that doesn't make every Latin scholar shriek, I don't know what would.

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  • Well, tempus fugit, as the ancient Romans used to cuss.

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  • In the musical theory of the period the latter were associated with the Holy Trinity as tempus perfectum, and the former with the secular as tempus imperfectum.

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  • In viverra tortor et risus dignissim at tempus enim condimentum.

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  • LUSTRA sex qui iam peracta tempus implens corporis, se volente, natus ad hoc, passioni deditus

    Sing, my tongue


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