- n. 串联；串座双人自行车
- adj. 串联的
- adv. 一前一后地；纵排地
- n. (Tandem)人名；(英)坦德姆
来自拉丁语 tandem,最后，究竟，持续时间，来自 tam,因此，来自 PIE*to,指示代词根，词源 同 the,that,-dem,指示副词后缀。后幽默的用于指一前一后两匹马拉的马车（而不是两匹马并 排），再后用于指一前一后的双座自行车。
- tandem:  Latin tandem meant ‘eventually, at length’. Its use for ‘acting conjointly’ arose from an 18th-century play on words, in which ‘at length’ was jocularly interpreted as ‘lengthwise, in a straight line’, and the word was applied to a ‘carriage drawn by two horses one behind the other in a straight line’. In the 1880s it was transferred to a ‘bicycle with two seats, one behind the other’. Its more general modern use, for ‘acting together’, dates from the early 20th century.
- tandem (n.)
- 1785, "carriage pulled by horses harnessed one behind the other" (instead of side-by-side), jocular use of Latin tandem "at length (of time), at last, so much," from tam "so" (from PIE *tam-, adverbial form of demonstrative pronoun root *-to-; see -th (1)) + demonstrative suffix -dem. "Probably first in university use" [Century Dictionary]. Transferred by 1884 to bicycles with two seats. In English as an adverb from 1795; as an adjective from 1801.
- 1. He is working in tandem with officials of the Serious Fraud Office.
- 2. Malcolm's contract will run in tandem with his existing one.
- 3. The TANDEM welding is an ideal technology for the welding of panel in shipyard.
- 4. He and his wife run the business in tandem , ie as partners.
- 5. Show that paralleled branches and tandem branches may be replaced by equivalent graphs as shown below.
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