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tango

1. a Latin American dance in duple time, characterized by long gliding steps and sudden pauses
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tango

 

a modern ballroom dance of Argentinian origin. The tango is in duple time and has the same rhythmic form as the habanera. One of the most popular ballroom dances of America and Europe, it is also performed on the stage. The tango rhythm is used in both instrumental and vocal music. The dance is usually included in ballroom dancing courses.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Tango

(1) An augmented reality platform. See Google Tango.

(2) A phone and video calling application over Wi-Fi or cellular for Windows PCs, Windows Phone, iPhone and Android from TangoME, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (www.tango.me). Callers can record a video message if the recipient does not answer. Tango competes with the hugely popular Skype and FaceTime video calling services.

(3) The code name for a minor update to Version 7.5 of Windows Phone. See Windows Phone.
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