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tempo (n.)

"relative speed of a piece of music," 1724, from Italian tempo, literally "time" (plural tempi), from Latin tempus "time, season, portion of time" (see temporal). Extended (non-musical) senses by 1898.

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Definitions of tempo from WordNet

tempo (n.)
(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played;
Synonyms: pacing
tempo (n.)
the rate of some repeating event;
Synonyms: pace
From wordnet.princeton.edu