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Tandem bicycle

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tandem (at length, at last (of time)), from tam (so) + -dem. In English, applied humorously (by someone who knew Latin) to two horses harnessed "at length" instead of side-by-side. Sense of bicycles with two seats from 1884.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtændəm/
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tandem (plural tandems)

  1. 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
    We used to ride this tandem.
  2. An arrangement of two or more objects arranged one behind the other.
    The ponies are driven in tandem.

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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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tandem (not comparable)

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

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EtymologyEdit

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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  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

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EtymologyEdit

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.

FrenchEdit

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From Latin tandem.

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tandem m (plural tandems)

  1. tandem (vehicle, bicycle)

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tandem m (invariable)

  1. tandem (all senses)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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tandem (not comparable)

  1. at length, at last, finally, eventually

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tandem m (plural tandens)

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

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tandem m (plural tandems)

  1. tandem
  2. language exchange