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temperament British & World English

A person’s or animal’s nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour

temperament English Thesaurus

it was a particularly appealing prospect for a man of his temperament

equal temperament in temperament British & World English

The adjustment of intervals in tuning a piano or other musical instrument so as to fit the scale for use in different keys; in equal temperament, the octave consists of twelve equal semitones

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