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[tem-poo r-uh] /tɛmˈpʊər ə/
noun, Japanese Cookery.
seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
Origin of tempura
1935-40; < Japanese tenpura, allegedly < Portuguese tempêro seasoning, taste (derivative of temperar to season < Latin temperāre; see temper) Unabridged
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a Japanese dish of seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried, often at the table
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from Japanese: fried food
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Word Origin and History for tempura

1920, from Japanese, probably from Portuguese tempero "seasoning."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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tempura in Technology

Language based on temporal logic. "Executing Temporal Logic Programs", B. Moszkowski, Camb U Press 1986.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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