• WordNet 3.6
    • adv tandem one behind the other "ride tandem on a bicycle built for two","riding horses down the path in tandem"
    • n tandem a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
    • n tandem an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tandem A tandem bicycle or other vehicle.
    • Tandem A team of horses harnessed one before the other. "He drove tandems ."
    • adv. & a Tandem One after another; -- said especially of horses harnessed and driven one before another, instead of abreast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tandem In electricity, in series.
    • tandem One behind the other; in single file: as, to drive tandem (that is, with two or more horses harnessed singly one before the other instead of abreast).
    • n tandem A pair of horses (sometimes more) harnessed one before the other.
    • n tandem A carriage drawn by two or more horses harnessed one before the other.
    • n tandem A bicycle or tricycle on which two can ride, one in front of the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Tandem tan′dem applied to the position of horses harnessed singly one before the other instead of abreast
    • n Tandem a team of horses (usually two) so harnessed: a bicycle or tricycle on which two ride one before the other
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In tandem - If people do things in tandem, they do them at the same time.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tandem, at length (of time only), punningly taken as meaning, lengthwise


In literature:

The four-cylinder tandem has two valves on each side, one for each of the two cylinders.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
All the dogs were hitched tandem, and every train was made up of four units.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
He blew into this one day and his roving eye fell on a tandem bicycle.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
Vesper adest, iuvenes, consurgite: Vesper Olympo Expectata diu vix tandem lumina tollit.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Tell you what, Dig, well get a tandem tricycle, my boy, with the first year's money.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
There would be an ox-cart, similarly loaded, and drawn by a nondescript tandem team equally incongruous.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
My tandem rig aroused the curiosity of those who saw it.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
One was driving a tandem, and she didn't look more than seventeen.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
But we had come to Rome for four days with no more baggage than the tandem could carry, and we stayed four months without adding to it.
"Nights" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
What had been a tandem a mile back, next crossed his field of view, shorn of its leader.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
Bolee's tandem tricycle was the sensation during the first stage, averaging twenty miles an hour.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
When more than one horse is used, the animals are not hitched abreast, but tandem.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
The yacht cruise and the tandem and the violets and the Fifth Avenue clothes and the ton of candy were quite superfluous.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
About 1890 the system of interference led to momentum and mass plays (wedge-formations, tandems, &c.), i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Such a stud would weigh 25,000 tons, and if harnessed "tandem" would extend thirty miles.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
And you 're trying to drive 'em tandem.
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
Two rode a tandem; the third, a bicycle; but they were of the time-making species, for whom the only beauty of a ride is that of speed.
"A Canterbury Pilgrimage" by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Watch that fellow just going up with the tandem rig.
"Airship Andy" by Frank V. Webster
Difficilisne adeo facta est, et seria tandem?
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
On June 26th, 1896, E. D. Smith and C. A. Greenwood established a tandem-cycle record of 5 hrs.
"The Brighton Road" by Charles G. Harper

In poetry:

They borrowed a tandem from garage
And Mabel said 'Let's be off Jack'
So they started and she took the front half
While King took it easy on back
"King John" by Stanley Holloway
And hurry away on your lonely ride,
Nor deign from the mire to save me;
I will paddle it stoutly at your side
With the tandem that nature gave me!
"Reflections of a Proud Pedestrian" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In these bless'd French perverted days,
Whan virtue's blam'd and vice gets praise,
And folk wi' words are sae bit.
Nae wonder sober stands for fou, And drinkers roar out while they spew,
'Virtus Tandem Vicebat.'
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

"It's the world's first manually supervised field-service robot for sharpening wavy tillage blades on the Case IH True-Tandem 330 Turbo," says Rob Zemenchik, sales and marketing manager for Case IH.
C&K reviews six sweet tandem sit -on-top kayaks.
C&K reviews six sweet tandem sit-on -top kayaks.
Luckily, her tandem instructor caught her and held onto her until they landed.
She made a trip down to Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina, where she met up with her tandem partner, the man who would be latched onto her when she made her big leap towards the ground.
Buckeye?Local High School principal to participate in tandem parachute jump.
You tandem with any of our instructors, who are all licensed skydivers .
Tandem skydiving is a very complicated sport.
The eight uncertified skydivers were trained and paired with tandem instructors at Florida Skydiving Center at the Lake Wales Airport.
Lavern took the opportunity until her tandem jump went bad.
An 80-year-old grandma is left dangling after a tandem skydive goes wrong.
I n May 1997, Tandem demonstrated a 2TB database scaling evenly across a 16-node Windows NT cluster.
Press file photo Tim Haig and his son, Michael, practice a tandem sport speed stack last fall.
It was for the Tandem Press Wine Auction and my excitement came about for two reasons.
TANDEM is an insecticide for use indoors and outdoors.

In science:

Non-colliding random walks, tandem queues, and discrete orthogonal polynomial ensembles.
Limiting distribution of maximal crossing and nesting of Poissonized random matchings
We used Sahale to determine the spectral count and ion abundance of species identified by X!Tandem in the BIATECH-54 and CPTAC data.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
Red lines indicate the location at which MS/MS spectra were taken, and later identified as originating with this species by X!Tandem. (b) The fit to this feature made by Sahale .
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
We searched the MS/MS spectra of the data set using X!Tandem against a protein database containing the primary amino acid sequences of the proteins of yeast along with those of the BIATECH-54 and potential contaminating proteins.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
As implemented by X!Tandem, the latter are species constrained to have a tryptic terminus on at least one end.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
TANDEM: matching proteins with tandem mass spectra.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
These manifestations occur in tandem to the large-scale front which is essentially the EUV wave.
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
Biesecker et al. (2002) showed that metric typeIIs occurred in tandem with at least 69% of EIT waves and Klassen et al. (2000) found an even higher degree of correlation (almost 90%).
On the Nature and Genesis of EUV Waves: A Synthesis of Observations from SOHO, STEREO, SDO, and Hinode
We give an intuitive explanation of the pseudocode in tandem with a proof of correctness.
Inverse problems in approximate uniform generation
ServerNet has been a product from Tandem (now a part of Compaq) since 1995.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Such duplication may occur through the mediation of transposable elements, or by so-called tandem duplications.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The other irradiations were performed at the Koffler Tandem accelerator (Weizmann Institute), using a (isobarically pure) 40Ca8+ beam with an average intensity of ∼120 enA on target.
The 40Ca(alpha,gamma)44Ti reaction in the energy regime of supernova nucleosynthesis
EJ (Q, W, t) and the tandem coding exponent ET (Q, W, t) for a DMS-DMC pair (Q, W ) with the same transmission rate t.
On the Joint Source-Channel Coding Error Exponent for Discrete Memoryless Systems: Computation and Comparison with Separate Coding
In this paper we derive end-to-end statistical performance bounds for tandem systems under LRD fBm cross traffic.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
Our finding compares to where endbounds for a through flow that traverses n tandem systems each under fBm cross traffic.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic