Ex*tem"po*re (?), adv. [L. ex out + tempus, temporis, time. See Temporal.]

Without previous study or meditation; without preparation; on the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously; as, to write or speak extempore.

Shak.

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a.

Done or performed extempore.

"Extempore dissertation." Addison. "Extempore poetry." Dryden.

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n.

Speaking or writing done extempore.

[Obs.] Bp. Fell.

 

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