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tandem

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noun tan·dem \ˈtan-dəm\

Simple Definition of tandem

  • : a group of two people or things that work together or are associated with each other

Full Definition of tandem

  1. 1a (1) :  a 2-seated carriage drawn by horses harnessed one before the other (2) :  a team so harnessedb :  tandem bicyclec :  a vehicle (as a motortruck) having close-coupled pairs of axles

  2. 2 :  a group of two or more arranged one behind the other or used or acting in conjunction

in tandem
  1. 1 :  in a tandem arrangement

  2. 2 :  in partnership or conjunction

Examples of tandem

  1. The team has a tandem of talented guards.



Origin of tandem

Latin, at last, at length (taken to mean “lengthwise”), from tam so; akin to Old English thæt that


First Known Use: circa 1785

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tandem

adverb tan·dem

Definition of tandem

  1. :  one after or behind another <ride tandem>



Circa 1795

First Known Use of tandem

circa 1795


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tandem

adjective tan·dem

Definition of tandem

  1. 1 :  consisting of things or having parts arranged one behind the other

  2. 2 :  working or occurring in conjunction with each other



1815

First Known Use of tandem

1815



TANDEM Defined for Kids

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tandem

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noun tan·dem \ˈtan-dəm\

Definition of tandem

  1. 1 :  a carriage pulled by horses hitched one behind the other

  2. 2 :  tandem bicycle




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tandem

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adverb tan·dem

Definition of tandem

  1. :  one behind another





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