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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Temperance  \Tem"per*ance\,  n.  [L.  temperantia:  cf  F. 
  temp['e]rance.  See  {Temper},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Habitual  moderation  in  regard  to  the  indulgence  of  the 
  natural  appetites  and  passions;  restrained  or  moderate 
  indulgence;  moderation;  as  temperance  in  eating  and 
  drinking;  temperance  in  the  indulgence  of  joy  or  mirth; 
  specifically,  moderation,  and  sometimes  abstinence,  in 
  respect  to  using  intoxicating  liquors. 
  2.  Moderation  of  passion;  patience;  calmness;  sedateness. 
  [R.]  ``A  gentleman  of  all  temperance.''  --Shak. 
  He  calmed  his  wrath  with  goodly  temperance. 
  3.  State  with  regard  to  heat  or  cold;  temperature.  [Obs.] 
  ``Tender  and  delicate  temperance.''  --Shak. 
  {Temperance  society},  an  association  formed  for  the  purpose 
  of  diminishing  or  stopping  the  use  of  alcoholic  liquors  as 
  a  beverage. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  avoiding  excesses  [syn:  {moderation}]  [ant:  {intemperance}] 
  2:  abstaining  from  excess  [syn:  {sobriety}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Temperance,  MI  (CDP,  FIPS  79240) 
  Location:  41.76760  N,  83.57230  W 
  Population  (1990):  6542  (2326  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.9  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48182 

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