Definition of tandem noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtændəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtændəm//
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  • a bicycle for two riders, one behind the other Wordfinderback-pedal, cycling, dismount, handlebar, pedal, ride, saddle, speed, tandem, velodrome See related entries: Cycling
  • Word Originlate 18th cent.: humorously from Latin, literally ‘at length’.Idioms
    in tandem (with somebody/something)
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    a thing that works or happens in tandem with something else works together with it or happens at the same time as it The two systems are designed to work in tandem. Stock prices pushed sharply higher this afternoon in tandem with a rise in the dollar.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tandem