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tempers, plural;
  1. Improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) by reheating and then cooling it

  2. Improve the consistency or resiliency of (a substance) by heating it or adding particular substances to it

  3. Serve as a neutralizing or counterbalancing force to (something)
    • - their idealism is tempered with realism
  4. Tune (a piano or other instrument) so as to adjust the note intervals correctly

  1. A person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm
    • - he rushed out in a very bad temper
  2. A tendency to become angry easily
    • - I know my temper gets the better of me at times
  3. An angry state of mind
    • - Drew had walked out in a temper
    • - I only said it in a fit of temper
  4. A character or mode of thought
    • - the temper of the late sixties
  5. The degree of hardness and elasticity in steel or other metal
    • - the blade rapidly heats up and the metal loses its temper

  1. anneal: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
  2. pique: a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
  3. a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
  4. harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
  5. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
  6. adjust the pitch (of pianos)
  7. Temper is the second full-length album by Portland-based musician Benoit Pioulard, released by Kranky on October 14, 2008.
  8. Temper is a dance music group that was led by Anthony Malloy. Their only chart entry was with the song "No Favors", which hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1984. The song peaked on the U.S. R&B chart at number 64.
  9. (Tempered (glass)) Toughened or tempered glass is glass that has been processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempered glass is made by processes which create balanced internal stresses which give the glass strength. ...
  10. Tempering is a heat treatment technique for metals, alloys and glass. In steels, tempering is done to "toughen" the metal by transforming brittle martensite or bainite into a combination of ferrite and cementite or sometimes Tempered martensite. ...
  11. (The Tempering) The Tempering is a young adult novel by the American writer Gloria Skurzynski set in 1911 in the fictional mill town of Canaan (a parallel to the author's hometown of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, just south of Pittsburgh on the Monongahela River).
  12. A tendency to be of a certain type of mood; State of mind; The heat treatment to which a metal or other material has been subjected; a material that has undergone a particular heat treatment; To moderate or control; To heat-treat a material, particularly a metal; To mix clay, plaster or mortar ...
  13. (tempered) Of one's disposition; Pertaining to the metallurgical process for finishing metals; Of something moderated or balanced by other considerations; Pertaining to the well-tempered scale, where the twelve notes per octave of the standard keyboard are tuned in such a way that it is ...
  14. Strengthened. Tempered glass will not shatter nor create shards, but will "pelletize" like an automobile window. Required in tub and shower enclosures, entry door glass, sidelight glass and in windows where the window sill is less than 16" to the floor.
  15. (6. Tempered) heat treatment of wire to reduce brittleness and set the shape (memory) of a coil. This is accomplished by an electric charge, oven heating or both.
  16. (TEMPERED) A heat treatment technique to strengthen and harden glass for more safety. Also applies to water that has been mixed in order to avoid a temperature extreme.
  17. (TEMPERED) Made into a more useful state.
  18. (TEMPERED) Thoroughly mixed cement or mortar.
  19. (Tempered) Term given to steel when treated with heat and then quenshed with different liquids to increase hardness. (Different liquids give different results in the tempering)
  20. (tempered) having the required degree of hardness or elasticity.
  21. (tempered) treated in a special way to make a material
  22. Tempering is the process of bringing the chocolate to a certain temperature whereby the cocoa butter reaches its most stable crystal form. ...
  23. (Tempering) Reheating a quench-hardened or normalized ferrous alloy to a temperature below the transformation range and then cooling at any rate desired.
  24. (tempering) reheating hardened metal to decrease hardness and/or increase toughness
  25. (Tempering) A process of delicately heating, cooling and reheating melted chocolate so that it will solidify in a stable crystal form. Proper tempering, when followed by proper cooling, provides shine and good eating properties. ...