Tempest meaning

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A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
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An umbrella term for external electromagnetic radiation from data processing equipment and the security measures used to prevent them. Almost all electronic equipment, including chips, bus pathways and metal communications lines, emanates signals into free space or surrounding conductive objects such as metal cabinets, wires and pipes. Equipment and cables that meet TEMPEST requirements have extra shielding in order to keep data signals from escaping and being picked up by unauthorized eavesdropping. It is also possible to use TEMPEST software that generates sufficient electronic noise to mask meaningful radio-frequency emissions.TEMPEST was a code name for U.S. military operations throughout the 1960s. The name was turned into several informal reverse acronyms such as Telecommunications Electronics Material Protected from Emanating Spurious Transmissions or Transient ElectroMagnetic Pulse Emanation STandard (see backronym). See emanation and EMSEC.
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To cause a tempest around or in.
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A violent storm with high winds, esp. one accompanied by rain, hail, or snow.
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To agitate violently.
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A storm, especially one with severe winds.
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(intransitive, rare) To storm.
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(chiefly poetic) To disturb, as by a tempest.
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The definition of a tempest is a violent and windy storm, or an outburst or uproar.

A hurricane is an example of a tempest.

A sudden argument in a classroom is an example of a tempest.

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Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar.
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A violent outburst; tumult.
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tempest in a teacup
  • A great disturbance or uproar over a matter of little or no importance.
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tempest in a teapot
  • A great commotion over a small problem.
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Origin of tempest

  • Middle English from Old French tempeste from Vulgar Latin tempesta variant of Latin tempestās from tempus time

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tempeste (French: tempête), from Latin tempestas, storm, from tempus, time, weather

    From Wiktionary