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improvisatory

[im-pruh-vahy-zuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -viz-uh-] /ˌɪm prəˈvaɪ zəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈvɪz ə-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an improvisation or improvisator.
Also, improvisatorial
[im-prov-uh-zuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ɪmˌprɒv ə zəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of improvisatory
1800-1810
1800-10; improvisator + -y1; see -ory1
Related forms
improvisatorially, adverb
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