noun (pl=tempos, pl2=tempi)
- (plural: tempos) a frequency or rate
- (plural: tempos) (chess) a move which is part of one's own plan or strategy and forces, e.g. by means of a check or attacking a piece, the opponent to make a move which is not bad but of no use for him.
- (plural: tempi) (Music) The number of beats per minute in a piece of music; also, an indicative term denoting approximate rate of speed in written music (examples: allegro, andante)