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Word: temperament

Definition: characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress


Sentences Containing 'temperament'

A keyboard and temperament are isomorphic if they are generated by the same intervals.
A keyboard that is isomorphic with the syntonic temperament, such as Wicki's keyboard above, retains its isomorphism in any tuning within the tuning continuum of the syntonic temperament, even when changing tuning dynamically among such tunings.
A man of the count's temperament could not long indulge in that melancholy which can exist in common minds, but which destroys superior ones.
According to "Robin Hood" in "The Australasian" Ard Patrick confounded those critics who had questioned his temperament as he "finished like a lion and as straight as an arrow."
Add to all this his vital energy and mental activity, his restless invention and his sanguine temperament, and there will be reason enough to doubt whether his could have been a very unhappy life.
All scales which have the deep scale property may be generated by any interval coprime with (in twelve-tone equal temperament) twelve.
Although Bridget is in a similar situation to Penny, she has even less patience with her husband, and a much more sadistic temperament.
Because of the compromises (and wolf intervals) forced on meantone tunings by the one-dimensional piano-style keyboard, well temperaments and eventually equal temperament became more popular.
Bradshaw lived in poverty and debt, and under the additional burden of a melancholy temperament.
But every age differs in its temperament, and the artistic conventions of one age seldom fit another.
But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results.
But he did not polemicize with Catholics alone and his litigious temperament has caused him generally to be passed over as distasteful by historians.
But I found out afterwards that he was a mild man of a heavy temperament, whose place in the business was to keep himself in the background, and be constantly exhibited by name as the most obdurate and ruthless of men.
Clarkson, always a touchy temperament, reportedly became more difficult to handle after Kelly's departure.
Conversely, in 12-tone equal temperament, which is currently the most commonly used tuning system, the diminished sixth is not a wolf fifth, as it has exactly the same size as a perfect fifth.
Don Quixote's cares kept him restless, so much so that he awoke Sancho and said to him, "I am amazed, Sancho, at the unconcern of thy temperament.
Due to the implementation of Equal Temperament and the note "A" as opposed to "C" for pitch reference, A440 was decided for it's mathematical properties, finding C5 at 523.25Hz.
Equal temperament is used in modern music because it facilitates the playing of music in any key, as compared to just intonation which favors only a few certain keys, all other keys sounding more or less "out of tune".
Figure 2 shows the valid tuning range of the syntonic temperament.
For example, the Wicki keyboard shown in Figure 1 is generated by the same musical intervals as the syntonic temperament — that is, by the octave and tempered perfect fifth — so they are isomorphic.
He himself jestingly attributed his rapid swings in temperament to the fact that he was born during the night between Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.
Her relationship with Garrick seems to have been an uneven one: he greatly respected her talent, but was irritated by her temperament, and at one stage gave a leading role to a lesser actress in order to belittle her.
Here we approach very debatable and shadowy ground, and we can do little but ask questions, the answer to which will vary with each individual temperament.
His interest will be more on the aesthetic side, in the feelings directly concerned with form and color; or on the side of the mental associations connected with appearances, according to his temperament.
How completely they failed is manifest from the fact that with all his sanguine temperament and indomitable perseverance he was unable to maintain the struggle to gain a livelihood as a dramatist for more than three years; nor was the rising popularity of Lope the cause, as is often said, notwithstanding his own words to the contrary.
In 12-tone scales, the average value of the twelve fifths must equal the 700 cents of equal temperament.
In 1927, Takeji Furukawa, a professor at Tokyo Women's Teacher's School, published his paper "The Study of Temperament Through Blood Type" in the scholarly journal "Psychological Research".
In his acceptance speech, Clegg declared that he was "a liberal by temperament, by instinct and by upbringing" and that he believes "Britain a place of tolerance and pluralism".
Infamous for his temperament, Luongo later earned the nickname "Pino Noir".
Jarvie's philosophical temperament is influenced by his formed teacher, Karl Popper.
Later I read "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" which, I think, made her reputation universal. Lastly came "The Hollow", a book dear to me as revealing her artistic, simple and sincere temperament.
Meissonier himself said that his house and temperament belonged to another age, and some, like the critic Paul Mantz for example, criticised the artist's seemingly limited repertoire.
Murray Grey cattle are increasingly being used to improve the herd’s temperament and quality.
Several theories have been put forward as to why Icelandics are always called horses, among them the breed's spirited temperament and large personality, and the lack of a word in Icelandic for "pony".
Strictly, the term refers to an interval produced by a specific tuning system, widely used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: the quarter-comma meantone temperament.
Temperament test. The RSPCA's Temperament test, which it uses as grounds for 60+% of its euthanasia justifications, is not publicly available.
The concept of personality style is broader than and includes the concepts of "personality traits", "personality type", and "temperament".
The Society proposed it as C528, using Just Temperament to find A at 440Hz.
The wolf can be tamed by adopting equal temperament or a well temperament.
There are many different methods of drawing in line, and a student of any originality will find one that suits his temperament.
There exists a common, popular belief in Japan and other East Asian countries that a person's ABO blood type or is predictive of his or her personality, temperament, and compatibility with others.
This essential hardiness is combined with a kindly nature and even temperament.
This is known as just intonation, which is at variance with equal temperament.
This wine shop keeper was a bull necked, martial looking man of thirty, and he should have been of a hot temperament, for, although it was a bitter day, he wore no coat, but carried one slung over his shoulder.
To use a two-dimensional temperament without wolf intervals, one needs a two-dimensional keyboard that is "isomorphic" with that temperament.
What is best suited to a person of Mr. Micawber's peculiar temperament is, I am convinced, a certainty.'
While he proved himself to be a vigorous pastor with a deep spiritual dimension, his scholastic temperament and abilities remained strong.
Wolf intervals are an artifact of mapping a two-dimensional temperament to a one-dimensional keyboard. The only solution is to make the number of dimensions match.
``Madame de Saint Meran, whom I once saw, was short, of slender form, and of a much more nervous than sanguine temperament; grief could hardly produce apoplexy in such a constitution as that of Madame de Saint Meran.''
“Sassone is a Florentine by birth, ancestry and temperament.

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