tempus

noun tem·pus \ˈtempəs\

Definition of tempus

plural

tempora

\-pərə\
  1. :  the relationship between breve and semibreve in mensural music When the tempus is imperfect a breve equals two minims. —called also time — compare modus, prolation

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Origin and Etymology of tempus

Latin, time — more at temporal


First Known Use: 1614


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