Temperare (to mix correctly) is the Latin origin of words like "temperature" and "tempering"; it and "tempo" come, in turn, from tempus (time or season). Thus, the word "temper" can refer (at least informally) to any time- and temperature-sensitive process (as for chocolate tempering or tempered glass), a material's thermo-mechanical history, or even its composition.
Other articles related to "temper":
... During his career Dibble was known for his temper ... After a game in April 1991, he threw a baseball 400 feet into the center-field bleachers seats at Cincinnati, inadvertently striking a woman ...
... The Temper Trap formed as an indie pop band in 2005 ... The group was named "The Temper Trap" after Temper Temper, the trio's first choice, was rejected due to its use by a United States (US) band ... The Temper Trap rehearsed with a variety of second guitarists before Dundas recommended his former Wesley College schoolmate, Sillitto, on lead guitar ...
... That quick temper was behind an episode in the Tour of 1952, after a stage to Namur, in Belgium ... You'll use less energy and you can both win." Géminiani's temper showed in the Tour of 1958, the so-called Judas Tour (see below), and the way he dealt with spectators in 1957 who prevented his winning the ...
... Scientific temper describes an attitude which involves the application of logic and the avoidance of bias and preconceived notions ... analysis are vital parts of scientific temper ... "To develop scientific temper" is one of the fundamental duties of the Indian citizens, according to the Constitution of India ...
Famous quotes containing the word temper:
“Women were formed to temper Mankind, and sooth them into Tenderness and Compassion; not to set an Edge upon their Minds, and blow up in them those Passions which are too apt to rise of their own Accord.”
—Joseph Addison (16721719)
“Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from.”
—Honoré De Balzac (17991850)
“Can a free people restrain crime without sacrificing fundamental liberties and a heritage of compassion?... Let us show that we can temper together those opposite elements of liberty and restraint into one consistent whole. Let us set an example for the world of a law-abiding America glorying in its freedom as well as its respect for law.”
—Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)