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posted Oct 25, 2013, 8:13 PM by Francisco Zavala
tem·po  (tmp)
n. pl. tem·pos or tem·pi (-p)
1. Music The speed at which music is or ought to be played, often indicated on written compositions by a descriptive or metronomic direction to the performer.
2. A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace: "the tempo and the feeling of modern life" (Robert L. Heilbroner).

[Italian, from Latin tempus, time.]