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tandem

noun tan·dem \ ˈtan-dəm \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of tandem

b (1) : a 2-seated carriage drawn by horses harnessed one before the other
(2) : a team so harnessed
c : a vehicle (such as a motortruck) having close-coupled pairs of axles
2 : a group of two or more arranged one behind the other or used or acting in conjunction
in tandem
1 : in partnership or conjunction
2 : in a tandem arrangement

Examples of tandem in a Sentence

  1. The team has a tandem of talented guards.

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Origin and Etymology of tandem

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

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tandem

adverb

Definition of tandem

: one after or behind another
  • ride tandem

First Known Use of tandem

circa 1795


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tandem

adjective

Definition of tandem

1 : consisting of things or having parts arranged one behind the other
2 : working or occurring in conjunction with each other

First Known Use of tandem

1815


TANDEM Defined for English Language Learners

tandem

noun

Definition of tandem for English Language Learners

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


TANDEM Defined for Kids

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tandem

noun tan·dem \ ˈtan-dəm \

Definition of tandem for Students

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

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tandem

adverb

Definition of tandem for Students

: one behind another


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