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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tem·per·ance /ˈtɛmp(ə)rən(t)s, pɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tem·per·ance /ˈtɛmp(ə)rən(t)s, pɝn(t)s/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tem·per·ance n.
 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.”
    He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance.   --Spenser.
 3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature. [Obs.] “Tender and delicate temperance.”
 Temperance society, an association formed for the purpose of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the trait of avoiding excesses [syn: moderation] [ant: intemperance]
      2: abstaining from excess [syn: sobriety]
      3: the act of tempering