tandem

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See also: Tandem and tándem

English[edit]

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Ponies driving in tandem
Tandem bicycle

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tandem ((of time) at length, at last). In English, applied humorously (by someone who knew Latin) to two horses harnessed "at length" (i.e., in a single line) instead of side-by-side.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæn.dəm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tandem (plural tandems)

  1. A carriage pulled by two or more draught animals (generally draught horses) harnessed one behind the other, both providing the pulling power but only the animal in front able to steer. [late 18th C.]
  2. (transferred sense) A bicycle or tricycle in which two people sit one behind the other, both able to pedal but only the person in front able to steer. [late 19th C.]
  3. (figuratively) A group of two or more people, machines etc. working together; close collaboration.

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Adverb[edit]

tandem (not comparable)

  1. One behind the other.
    to ride tandem on a bicycle-built-for-two
    The horses were harnessed tandem.

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Adjective[edit]

tandem (not comparable)

  1. Together; working as one.
    Their skillful tandem work made the project quick and successful.

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via German Tandem, from English tandem,[1] originally from Latin tandem (at last).[2]

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tandem m

  1. tandem

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "tandem" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968
  2. ^ "tandem" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tandem.

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tandem m (plural tandems, diminutive tandempje n)

  1. tandem (vehicle, bicycle)
  2. tandem (arrangement)
  3. (biology) A phase in the mating ritual of dragonflies.
  4. A pair, a couple, a duo.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tandem.

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Noun[edit]

tandem m (plural tandems)

  1. tandem (vehicle, bicycle)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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tandem m (invariable)

  1. tandem (all senses)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tam (so) +‎ -dem (new interpreted particle from īdem). Compare with its earlier doublet: tamen. Both with original meaning supposedly "so(much)ever".

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Adverb[edit]

tandem (not comparable)

  1. at length, at last, finally, eventually

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

tandem m (plural tandens)

  1. tandem (bicycle with two seats and two sets of pedals)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tandem m (plural tandems)

  1. tandem
  2. language exchange