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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the trait of avoiding excesses;
[syn: temperance, moderation]

2. abstaining from excess;
[syn: sobriety, temperance]

3. the act of tempering;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness. [R.] "A gentleman of all temperance." --Shak. [1913 Webster] He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature. [Obs.] "Tender and delicate temperance." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Temperance society, an association formed for the purpose of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

temperance n 1: the trait of avoiding excesses [syn: temperance, moderation] [ant: intemperance] 2: abstaining from excess [syn: sobriety, temperance] 3: the act of tempering
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "temperance": Rechabitism, abnegation, abstemiousness, abstinence, asceticism, austerity, calm, calmness, cardinal virtues, charity, conservatism, constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, eschewal, evenness, faith, forbearance, forgoing, fortitude, gentleness, golden mean, gravity, happy medium, hope, impartiality, judiciousness, juste-milieu, justice, lenity, love, measure, meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, mortification, natural virtues, neutrality, nonviolence, nothing in excess, pacifism, prohibition, prudence, reasonableness, refrainment, repose, restraint, sacrifice, sedateness, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-restraint, serenity, seriousness, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety, solemnity, stability, staidness, steadiness, supernatural virtues, teetotalism, temperateness, theological virtues, tranquillity, undrunkenness, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, uninebriatedness, unintoxicatedness, via media
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Temperance, MI -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan Population (2000): 7757 Housing Units (2000): 2953 Land area (2000): 4.595331 sq. miles (11.901851 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.053023 sq. miles (0.137329 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.648354 sq. miles (12.039180 sq. km) FIPS code: 79240 Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26 Location: 41.760748 N, 83.575192 W ZIP Codes (1990): 48182 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Temperance, MI Temperance