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IMPROVISATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does improvisation mean? 

IMPROVISATION (noun)
  The noun IMPROVISATION has 3 senses:

1. a creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)
2. an unplanned expedient
3. a performance given extempore without planning or preparation

  Familiarity information: IMPROVISATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPROVISATION (noun)


Sense 1improvisation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A creation spoken or written or composed extemporaneously (without prior preparation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("improvisation" is a kind of...):

creation (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)


Sense 2improvisation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unplanned expedient

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

temporary expedient; improvisation

Hypernyms ("improvisation" is a kind of...):

expedient (a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one)


Sense 3improvisation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A performance given extempore without planning or preparation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

extemporisation; extemporization; improvisation

Hypernyms ("improvisation" is a kind of...):

performance (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment)


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