Definition of temperate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtempərət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtempərət//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] (specialist) (of a climate or region) having a mild temperature without extremes of heat or cold See related entries: Other geographic regions, Describing geographic regions
  2. 2(formal) behaving in a calm and controlled way opposite intemperate
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘not affected by passion or emotion’): from Latin temperatus ‘mingled, restrained’, from the verb temperare.Extra examples In winter, the birds fly from the Arctic to more temperate zones. The temperate latitudes were once much colder than they are today. These plants are only found in temperate regions. a country with a temperate climate
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