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tandem

noun [C]  /ˈtæn·dəm/ us  
two people or pieces of equipment that work together to achieve a result, or a team of two people or animals: Several races were held, including one for father-and-son tandems. A tandem is also a bicycle built for two people.in tandem If something is done in tandem, two people develop or work on it together or during the same period of time: This director and composer have worked in tandem on several films.
Translations of “tandem”
in Spanish tándem…
in French tandem…
in German das Tandem…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙人自行車…
in Russian тандем…
in Turkish iki kişilik bisiklet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双人自行车…
in Polish tandem…
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