• (adj): Adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element.
    Example: "Criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Tables of Important Fourier Transforms - Distributions
... If Re α > −1, then is a locally integrable function, and so a tempered distribution ... from the right half-plane to the space of tempered distributions ... It admits a unique meromorphic extension to a tempered distribution, also denoted for α ≠ −2, −4.. ...

More definitions of "tempered":

  • (adj): Made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment.
    Example: "A sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
    Synonyms: treated, hardened, toughened

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