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extemporaneous

[ik-stem-puh-rey-nee-uhs]
adjective
1.
done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous speech.
2.
previously planned but delivered with the help of few or no notes: extemporaneous lectures.
3.
speaking or performing with little or no advance preparation: extemporaneous actors.
4.
made for the occasion, as a shelter.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin extemporāneus on the spur of the moment. See extempore, -an, -eous

extemporaneously, adverb
extemporaneousness, extemporaneity [ik-stem-puh-ruh-nee-i-tee] , noun


1, 2. Extemporaneous (extempore ), impromptu, improvised are used of expression given without preparation or only partial preparation. Extemporaneous and impromptu may both refer to speeches given without any preparation: an extemporaneous (impromptu ) speech. Extemporaneous may also refer to a speech given from notes or an outline: extemporaneous lectures. Impromptu also refers to poems, songs, etc., delivered without preparation and at a moment's notice. Improvised is applied to something composed (recited, sung, acted), at least in part, as one goes along: an improvised piano accompaniment.


1. memorized.
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extemporaneous or extemporary (ɪkˌstɛmpəˈreɪnɪəs, ɪkˈstɛmpərərɪ, -prərɪ)
 
adj
1.  spoken, performed, etc, without planning or preparation; impromptu; extempore
2.  done in a temporary manner; improvised
 
extemporary or extemporary
 
adj
 
extempo'raneously or extemporary
 
adv
 
ex'temporarily or extemporary
 
adv
 
extempo'raneousness or extemporary
 
n
 
ex'temporariness or extemporary
 
n

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extemporaneous
1650s (earlier extemporal, 1560s), from L.L. extemporaneus, from L. ex tempore (see extempore). Related: Extemporaneously.
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