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1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.

2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language. She is not hot, but temperate as the morn. (Shak) That sober freedom out of which there springs Our loyal passion for our temperate kings. (Tennyson)

3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. (Franklin)

4. Proceeding from temperance. The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.

(Science: geography) (pope) Temperate zone, that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.

Synonym: Abstemious, sober, calm, cool, sedate.

Origin: L. Temperatus, p.p. Of temperare. See Temper.

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... easily sustainable, think about the potential organic matter production. What if we could create a sustainable food source that simply requires a temperate climate, sunlight and water, well, we could feed a lot of people. The distribution of seeds, plastic containers and the pests hardly even ...

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... The gene encoding the cholera toxin is introduced into V. cholerae by horizontal gene transfer. Virulent strains of V. cholerae carry a variant of temperate bacteriophage called CTXf or CTXφ.

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... an effect on phenotype development. In this case it is skin color. The general concept is that people in tropical zones are darker than people in temperate zones. Hilly areas have colder climatic conditions, so it favors lighter skin color.

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mosses habitats

temperate climate, shady and wet -arboreal forsts

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what are the common habitats of mosses?

damp, shady - so , temperate, arboreal and wet climes

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