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a hundred times

  • adverb by a factor of one hundred
    hundredfold.
    • they money increased a hundredfold
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a million times

  • adverb by a factor of a million
    millionfold.
    • it increased a millionfold
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Absolute time

  • time irrespective of local standards or epochs; as, all spectators see a lunar eclipse at the same instant of absolute time.
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access time

  • noun (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive
    • access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead
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against time

  • adverb as fast as possible; before a deadline
    against the clock.
    • it was a race against the clock
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ahead of time

  • adverb before the usual time or the time expected
    early; too soon.
    • she graduated early
    • the house was completed ahead of time
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alaska standard time

  • noun standard time in the 9th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 135th meridian west; used in Hawaii and most of Alaska
    Alaska Standard Time.
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all the time

  • adverb without respite
    day in and day out.
    • he plays chess day in and day out
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all-time

  • adjective satellite unsurpassed in some respect up to the present
    • prices at an all-time high
    • morale at an all-time low
    • among the all-time great lefthanders
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Apparent time

  • . See Time.
  • the time of day reckoned by the sun, or so that 12 o'clock at the place is the instant of the transit of the sun's center over the meridian.
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arrival time

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to arrive at a given destination
    arrival time.
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Astronomical time

  • mean solar time reckoned by counting the hours continuously up to twenty-four from one noon to the next.
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at a time

  • adverb simultaneously
    at a time; at once.
    • he took three cookies at a time
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at one time

  • adverb simultaneously
    at a time; at once.
    • he took three cookies at a time
  • adverb at a previous time;
    erstwhile; erst; formerly; once.
    • at one time he loved her
    • her erstwhile writing
    • she was a dancer once
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at the same time

  • adverb at the same instant
    simultaneously.
    • they spoke simultaneously
  • adverb overlapping in duration
    concurrently.
    • concurrently with the conference an exhibition of things associated with Rutherford was held
    • going to school and holding a job at the same time
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At times

  • adverb now and then or here and there
    on occasion; once in a while; now and again; now and then; occasionally; at times.
    • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    • open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
    • they visit New York on occasion
    • now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    • as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention
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  • at distinct intervals of duration; now and then; as, at times he reads, at other times he rides.
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atlantic standard time

  • noun standard time in the 4th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 60th meridian; used in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and Bermuda and the Canadian Maritime Provinces
    Atlantic Standard Time.
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atlantic time

  • noun standard time in the 4th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 60th meridian; used in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and Bermuda and the Canadian Maritime Provinces
    Atlantic Standard Time.
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benting time

Bent"ing time"
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  1. The season when pigeons are said to feed on bents, before peas are ripe.
    Bare benting times . . . may come. Dryden.
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bering standard time

  • noun standard time in the 11th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 165th meridian west; used in the Midway Islands
    Bering Standard Time.
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bering time

  • noun standard time in the 11th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 165th meridian west; used in the Midway Islands
    Bering Standard Time.
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big time

  • noun the highest level of an occupation (especially in entertainment)
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biological time

  • noun the time of various biological processes
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breakfast time

  • noun the customary or habitual hour for eating breakfast
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Breathing time

  • noun a short respite
    breathing place; breathing space; breather; breath; breathing spell.
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  • pause; relaxation. Bp. Hall.
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buy time

  • verb act so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage
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central standard time

  • noun standard time in the 6th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 90th meridian; used in the central United States
    CST; Central Standard Time.
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central time

  • noun standard time in the 6th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 90th meridian; used in the central United States
    CST; Central Standard Time.
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character-at-a-time printer

  • noun a printer that prints a single character at a time
    serial printer; character printer.
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checkout time

  • noun the latest time for vacating a hotel room
    checkout.
    • the checkout here is 12 noon
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Civil time

  • noun the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom
    civil time; local time.
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  • time as reckoned for the purposes of common life in distinct periods, as years, months, days, hours, etc., the latter, among most modern nations, being divided into two series of twelve each, and reckoned, the first series from midnight to noon, the second, from noon to midnight.
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clock time

  • noun a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
    time.
    • do you know what time it is?
    • the time is 10 o'clock
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Close time

  • a fixed period during which killing game or catching certain fish is prohibited by law.
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closing time

  • noun the regular time of day when an establishment closes to the public
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clotting time

  • noun the time it takes for a sample of blood to clot; used to diagnose some clotting disorders
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Cockshut timelight

  • evening twilight; nightfall; so called in allusion to the tome at which the cockshut used to be spread. Obs.
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command processing overhead time

  • noun (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
    overhead; command processing overhead; command overhead.
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Common time

  • noun a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
    common time; common measure; four-four time.
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  • (Mil.), the ordinary time of marching, in which ninety steps, each twenty-eight inches in length, are taken in one minute.
  • (Mus.), that variety of time in which the measure consists of two or of four equal portions.
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compensatory time

  • noun time off that is granted to a worker as compensation for working overtime
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Compound time

  • (Mus.), that in which two or more simple measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining of two measures of 3-8 time.
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Cooling time

  • (Law), such a lapse of time as ought, taking all the circumstances of the case in view, to produce a subsiding of passion previously provoked.
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coordinated universal time

  • noun Greenwich Mean Time updated with leap seconds
    UTC.
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cosmic time

  • noun the time covered by the physical formation and development of the universe
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daylight-saving time

  • noun time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard time; widely adopted during summer to provide extra daylight in the evenings
    daylight savings; daylight saving; daylight-saving time.
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daylight-savings time

  • noun time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard time; widely adopted during summer to provide extra daylight in the evenings
    daylight savings; daylight saving; daylight-saving time.
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departure time

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    departure time.
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Double time

  • noun a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog
  • noun a doubled wage (for working overtime)
  • adverb at a faster speed
    double quick.
    • now let's play the piece again double-quick
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  • (Mil.). Same as Double-quick.
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duple time

  • noun musical time with two beats in each bar
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earth-received time

  • noun the coordinated universal time when an event is received on Earth
    ERT.
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eastern standard time

  • noun standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
    Eastern Standard Time; EST.
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eastern time

  • noun standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
    Eastern Standard Time; EST.
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elapsed time

  • noun the time that elapses while some event is occurring
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ephemeris time

  • noun (astronomy) a measure of time defined by Earth's orbital motion; terrestrial time is mean solar time corrected for the irregularities of the Earth's motions
    terrestrial dynamical time; TT; ephemeris time; TDT.
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Equation of time

  • (Astron.), the difference between mean and apparent time, or between the time of day indicated by the sun, and that by a perfect clock going uniformly all the year round.
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Equinoctial time

  • (Astron.) reckoned in any year from the instant when the mean sun is at the mean vernal equinoctial point.
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extended time scale

  • noun (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is greater than one
    extended time scale.
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extra time

  • noun playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
    overtime.
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face time

  • noun work time spent at the location of or in the presence of other people
    • instead of working on the problem at home he devoted face time to it at the office
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fast time scale

  • noun (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is less than one
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Fence time

  • the breeding time of fish or game, when they should not be killed.
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for the first time

  • adverb the initial time
    first.
    • when Felix first saw a garter snake
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for the time being

  • adverb temporarily
    for the moment.
    • we'll stop for the time being
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four times

  • adverb by a factor of four
    fourfold.
    • the price of gasoline has increased fourfold over the past two years
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four-four time

  • noun a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
    common time; common measure; four-four time.
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free time

  • noun time available for hobbies and other activities that you enjoy
    free time.
  • noun time that is free from duties or responsibilities
    free time.
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from time to time

  • adverb now and then or here and there
    on occasion; once in a while; now and again; now and then; occasionally; at times.
    • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    • open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
    • they visit New York on occasion
    • now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    • as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention
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full-time

  • adjective for the entire time appropriate to an activity
    • a full-time job
  • adverb for the standard number of hours
    • she works full-time
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geologic time

  • noun the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
    geologic time.
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geological time

  • noun the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
    geologic time.
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good time

  • noun a highly pleasurable or exciting experience
    blast.
    • we had a good time at the party
    • celebrating after the game was a blast
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good-time

  • adjective satellite occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
    convivial.
    • a convivial atmosphere at the reunion
    • a woman of convivial nature
    • he was a real good-time Charlie
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greenwich mean time

  • noun the local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England; it is the same everywhere
    UT; UT1; Greenwich Time; Greenwich Mean Time; GMT.
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greenwich time

  • noun the local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England; it is the same everywhere
    UT; UT1; Greenwich Time; Greenwich Mean Time; GMT.
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hadean time

  • noun the earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago); no evidence of life
    Priscoan; Hadean aeon; Hadean; Hadean eon; Priscoan aeon; Priscoan eon.
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Half time

  • half the ordinary time for work or attendance; as, the half-time system.
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half-time

  • adjective satellite involving half the standard or customary time for an activity
    • he had two years of half-time training
  • adverb for less than the standard number of hours
    half-time.
    • he works part-time
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hard time

  • noun a difficulty that can be overcome with effort
    rough sledding; hard time.
    • we had a hard time getting here
    • analysts predicted rough sledding for handset makers
  • noun a term served in a maximum security prison
    hard time.
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hard times

  • noun a time of difficulty
  • noun a difficulty that can be overcome with effort
    rough sledding; hard time.
    • we had a hard time getting here
    • analysts predicted rough sledding for handset makers
  • noun a term served in a maximum security prison
    hard time.
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harvest time

  • noun the season for gathering crops
    harvest.
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have a good time

  • verb enjoy oneself greatly
    have a ball.
    • We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM
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hawaii standard time

  • noun standard time in the 10th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 150th meridian west; used in Hawaii and the western Aleutian Islands
    Hawaii Standard Time.
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hawaii time

  • noun standard time in the 10th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 150th meridian west; used in Hawaii and the western Aleutian Islands
    Hawaii Standard Time.
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haying time

  • noun the season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
    haying.
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High time

  • noun the latest possible moment
    • it is high time you went to work
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  • . (a) Quite time; full time for the occasion. (b) A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal. Slang
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ill-timed

  • adjective satellite badly timed
    unseasonable; untimely; wrong.
    • an ill-timed intervention
    • you think my intrusion unseasonable
    • an untimely remark
    • it was the wrong moment for a joke
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Ill"-timed` adjective
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  1. Done, attempted, or said, at an unsuitable or unpropitious time.
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in due time

  • adverb at the appropriate time
    in due time; in due season; in due course; in good time.
    • we'll get to this question in due course
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In good time

  • adverb at the appropriate time
    in due time; in due season; in due course; in good time.
    • we'll get to this question in due course
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  • . (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor too late. (b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
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in no time

  • adverb in a relatively short time
    very fast.
    • she finished the assignment in no time
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in the nick of time

  • adverb at the last possible moment
    in the nick of time.
    • she was saved in the nick of time
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In time

  • noun in the correct rhythm
    • the dancers moved in time with the music
  • adverb within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time
    yet.
    • he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves
    • sooner or later you will have to face the facts
    • in time they came to accept the harsh reality
  • adverb without being tardy
    soon enough.
    • we made it to the party in time
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  • . (a) In good season; sufficiently early; as, he arrived in time to see the exhibition. (b) After a considerable space of duration; eventually; finally; as, you will in time recover your health and strength.
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just in time

  • adverb at the last possible moment
    in the nick of time.
    • she was saved in the nick of time
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Kipper time

  • the season in which fishing for salmon is forbidden. Eng. & Scot.
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lead time

  • noun the time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process
    • the lead times for many publications can vary tremendously
    • planning is an area where lead time can be reduced
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leisure time

  • noun time available for ease and relaxation
    leisure.
    • his job left him little leisure
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life-time

  • noun the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
    lifetime; life; lifespan.
    • the battery had a short life
    • he lived a long and happy life
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light time

  • noun distance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves)
    • the light time from Jupiter to the sun is approximately 43 minutes
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line-at-a-time printer

  • noun printer that serves as an output device on a computer; prints a whole line of characters at a time
    line printer.
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local time

  • noun the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom
    civil time; local time.
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long time

  • noun a prolonged period of time
    age; years.
    • we've known each other for ages
    • I haven't been there for years and years
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lunar time period

  • noun there are usually two high and two low tides each day
    tide.
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mean solar time

  • noun (astronomy) time based on the motion of the mean sun (an imaginary sun moving uniformly along the celestial equator)
    mean solar time.
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Mean time

  • noun (astronomy) time based on the motion of the mean sun (an imaginary sun moving uniformly along the celestial equator)
    mean solar time.
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  • time as measured by an equable motion, as of a perfect clock, or as reckoned on the supposition that all the days of the year are of a mean or uniform length, in contradistinction from apparent time, or that actually indicated by the sun, and from sidereal time, or that measured by the stars.
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modern times

  • noun the circumstances and ideas of the present age
    modern world; contemporary world; modern times.
    • in modern times like these
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morning time

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    forenoon; morn; morning.
    • I spent the morning running errands
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mountain standard time

  • noun standard time in the 7th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 105th meridian west; used in the mountain states of the United States
    MST; Mountain Standard Time.
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mountain time

  • noun standard time in the 7th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 105th meridian west; used in the mountain states of the United States
    MST; Mountain Standard Time.
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musical time

  • noun (music) the beat of musical rhythm
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musical time signature

  • noun a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
    musical time signature.
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nine times

  • adverb by a factor of nine
    ninefold.
    • my investment has increased ninefold
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of all time

  • adverb at any time
    ever.
    • did you ever smoke?
    • the best con man of all time
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old times

  • noun past times remembered with nostalgia
    good old days; auld langsyne; langsyne.
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old-time

  • adjective satellite attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
    quaint; olde worlde.
    • houses with quaint thatched roofs
    • a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots
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on time

  • adverb at the expected time
    • she always arrives on time
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one at a time

  • adverb in single file
    one after another; one by one.
    • the prisoners came out one by one
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one time

  • adverb on one occasion
    in one case; once.
    • once I ran into her
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one-time

  • adjective satellite belonging to some prior time
    old; erstwhile; quondam; onetime; sometime; former.
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover
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one-way light time

  • noun the elapsed time it takes for light (or radio signals) to travel between the Earth and a celestial object
    OWLT.
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Out of one's time

  • beyond one's period of minority or apprenticeship.
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Out of time

  • not in proper time; too soon, or too late.
  • not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an agreeing temper; fretful.
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pacific standard time

  • noun standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west; used in far western states of the United States
    Pacific Standard Time; PST.
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pacific time

  • noun standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west; used in far western states of the United States
    Pacific Standard Time; PST.
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page-at-a-time printer

  • noun a printer that prints one page at a time
    page printer.
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Pairyng time

  • the time when birds or other animals pair.
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part-time

  • adjective involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity
    parttime.
    • part-time employees
    • a part-time job
  • adverb for less than the standard number of hours
    half-time.
    • he works part-time
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past times

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
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period of time

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
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Periodic time of a heavenly body

  • (Astron.), the time of a complete revolution of the body about the sun, or of a satellite about its primary.
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point in time

  • noun an instant of time
    point.
    • at that point I had to leave
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present times

  • noun the circumstances and ideas of the present age
    modern world; contemporary world; modern times.
    • in modern times like these
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prime time

  • noun the hours between 7 and 11 p.m. when the largest tv audience is available
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processing time

  • noun the time it takes to complete a prescribed procedure
    • they increased output by decreasing processing time
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Psychophysical time

  • (Physiol.), the time required for the mind to transform a sensory impression into a motor impulse. It is an important part of physiological or reaction time. See under Reaction.
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Pudding time

  • . (a) The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish first eaten . Obs. Johnson. (b) The nick of time; critical time. Obs.
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pulse timing circuit

  • noun a circuit that times pulses
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pulse-time modulation

  • noun modulation of the time between successive pulses
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Quadruple time

  • noun a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
    common time; common measure; four-four time.
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  • (Mus.), that in which each measure is divided into four equal parts.
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question time

  • noun a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers
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Quick time

  • noun a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute
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  • (Mil.), time of marching, in which one hundred and twenty steps, each thirty inches in length, are taken in one minute.
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Quintuple time

  • (Mus.), a time having five beats in a measure. It is seldom used.
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Reaction time

  • noun the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
    latency; reaction time; latent period.
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  • (Physiol.), in nerve physiology, the interval between the application of a stimulus to an end organ of sense and the reaction or resulting movement; called also physiological time.
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real time

  • noun the actual time that it takes a process to occur
    • information is updated in real time
  • noun (computer science) the time it takes for a process under computer control to occur
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real-time

  • adjective of or relating to computer systems that update information at the same rate they receive information
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real-time operation

  • noun data processing fast enough to keep up with an outside process
    real-time operation.
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real-time processing

  • noun data processing fast enough to keep up with an outside process
    real-time operation.
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regulation time

  • noun (sports) the normal prescribed duration of a game
    • the game was finished in regulation time
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relaxation time

  • noun the time constant of an exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
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residence time

  • noun the period of time spent in a particular place
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response time

  • noun the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it
    latency; reaction time; latent period.
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roman times

  • noun the time period during which Rome dominated Europe
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round-trip light time

  • noun the elapsed time it takes for a signal to travel from Earth to a spacecraft (or other body) and back to the starting point
    RTLT.
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run-time

  • noun the time at which a (software or multimedia) program is run
  • noun (computer science) the length of time it takes to execute a software program
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run-time error

  • noun an error in logic or arithmetic that must be detected at run time
    semantic error; runtime error.
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running time

  • noun the length of time that a movie or tv show runs
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seek time

  • noun (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track
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show time

  • noun the point in time at which an entertainment (a movie or television show etc.) is scheduled to begin
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Sideral time

  • time as reckoned by sideral days, or, taking the sidereal day as the unit, the time elapsed since a transit of the vernal equinox, reckoned in parts of a sidereal day. This is, strictly, apparent sidereal time, mean sidereal time being reckoned from the transit, not of the true, but of the mean, equinoctial point.
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Sidereal time

  • noun measured by the diurnal motion of stars
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  • . See under Sidereal.
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since a long time ago

  • adverb since long ago
    from way back.
    • she knows him from way back
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six times

  • adverb by a factor of six
    sixfold.
    • the population of this town increased sixfold when gold was found in the surrounding hills
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slow time scale

  • noun (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is greater than one
    extended time scale.
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small-time

  • adjective satellite of minor importance
    nickel-and-dime.
    • a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room
    • a small-time actor
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Solar time

  • . See Apparent time, under Time.
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space-time

  • noun the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
    space-time.
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space-time continuum

  • noun the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
    space-time.
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spacecraft clock time

  • noun the clock time given by a clock carried on board a spacecraft
    SCLK.
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spacecraft event time

  • noun the coordinated universal time on board the spacecraft
    SCET.
    • SCET = TRM + OWLT
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spare time

  • noun time available for hobbies and other activities that you enjoy
    free time.
  • noun time that is free from duties or responsibilities
    free time.
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spare-time activity

  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; by-line; avocation; pursuit; hobby.
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Standard time

  • noun the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom
    civil time; local time.
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  • the civil time that has been established by law or by general usage over a region or country. In England the standard time is Greenwich mean solar time. In the United States and Canada four kinds of standard time have been adopted by the railroads and accepted by the people, viz., Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time, corresponding severally to the mean local times of the 75th, 90th, 105th, and 120th meridians west from Greenwich, and being therefore five, six, seven, and eight hours slower than Greenwich time.
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starting time

  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; kickoff; start; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
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take time by the forelock

  • verb act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity
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take time off

  • verb take time off from work; stop working temporarily
    take off.
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terrestrial dynamical time

  • noun (astronomy) a measure of time defined by Earth's orbital motion; terrestrial time is mean solar time corrected for the irregularities of the Earth's motions
    terrestrial dynamical time; TT; ephemeris time; TDT.
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terrestrial time

  • noun (astronomy) a measure of time defined by Earth's orbital motion; terrestrial time is mean solar time corrected for the irregularities of the Earth's motions
    terrestrial dynamical time; TT; ephemeris time; TDT.
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The time is up

  • the allotted time is past.
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thousand times

  • adverb by three orders of magnitude
    thousand-fold.
    • this poison is a thousand-fold more toxic
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three times

  • adverb by a factor of three
    threefold.
    • our rent increased threefold in the past five years
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time and a half

  • noun a rate of pay that is 1.5 times the regular rate; for overtime work
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time and again

  • adverb repeatedly
    over and over; again and again; time and again; over and over again.
    • the unknown word turned up over and over again in the text
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time and motion study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; work study; motion study; time study; time-and-motion study.
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time and time again

  • adverb repeatedly
    over and over; again and again; time and again; over and over again.
    • the unknown word turned up over and over again in the text
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Time ball

  • a ball arranged to drop from the summit of a pole, to indicate true midday time, as at Greenwich Observatory, England. Nichol.
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Time bargain

  • (Com.), a contract made for the sale or purchase of merchandise, or of stock in the public funds, at a certain time in the future.
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time being

  • noun the present occasion
    nonce.
    • for the nonce
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Time bill

  • noun a draft payable at a specified future date
    time bill.
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  • . Same as Time-table. Eng.
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time bomb

  • noun a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed
    ticking bomb.
    • India is a demographic time bomb
    • the refugee camp is a ticking bomb waiting to go off
  • noun a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
    infernal machine.
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Time book

  • a book in which is kept a record of the time persons have worked.
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time capsule

  • noun container for preserving historical records to be discovered at some future time
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time clock

  • noun clock used to record the hours that people work
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time constant

  • noun (electronics) the time required for the current or voltage in a circuit to rise or fall exponentially through approximately 63 per cent of its amplitude
  • noun the ratio of the inductance of a circuit in henries to its resistance in ohms
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time deposit

  • noun a certificate of deposit from which withdrawals can be made only after advance notice or at a specified future date
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time deposit account

  • noun a savings account in which the deposit is held for a fixed term or in which withdrawals can be made only after giving notice or with loss of interest
    deposit account.
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Time detector

  • a timepiece provided with a device for registering and indicating the exact time when a watchman visits certain stations in his beat.
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time draft

  • noun a draft payable at a specified future date
    time bill.
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Time enough

  • in season; early enough. "Stanly at Bosworth field, . . . came time enough to save his life." Bacon.
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time exposure

  • noun a photograph produced with a relatively long exposure time
  • noun exposure of a film for a relatively long time (more than half a second)
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time frame

  • noun a time period during which something occurs or is expected to occur
    • an agreement can be reached in a reasonably short time frame
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Time fuse

  • a fuse, as for an explosive projectile, which can be so arranged as to ignite the charge at a certain definite interval after being itself ignited.
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time immemorial

  • noun the distant past beyond memory
    time immemorial.
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Time immemorial, ∨ Time out of mind

  • . (Eng. Law) See under Immemorial.
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time interval

  • noun a definite length of time marked off by two instants
    interval.
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time lag

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
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time limit

  • noun a time period within which something must be done or completed
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time loan

  • noun a loan that is payable on or before a specified date
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Time lock

  • a lock having clockwork attached, which, when wound up, prevents the bolt from being withdrawn when locked, until a certain interval of time has elapsed.
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time machine

  • noun a science fiction machine that is supposed to transport people or objects into the past or the future
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time note

  • noun a note that specifies the time (or times) of repayment
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time of arrival

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to arrive at a given destination
    arrival time.
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Time of day

  • noun clock time
    hour.
    • the hour is getting late
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  • salutation appropriate to the times of the day, as "good morning," "good evening," and the like; greeting.
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time of departure

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    departure time.
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time of life

  • noun a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
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time of origin

  • noun the oldness of wines
    vintage.
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time of year

  • noun one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
    season.
    • the regular sequence of the seasons
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time off

  • noun a time period when you are not required to work
    • he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral
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time out

  • noun a pause from doing something (as work)
    break; recess; respite.
    • we took a 10-minute break
    • he took time out to recuperate
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time out of mind

  • noun the distant past beyond memory
    time immemorial.
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time period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
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time plan

  • noun a system for paying for goods by installments
    installment plan; installment buying.
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time scale

  • noun an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration
    • on the geological time scale mankind has existed but for a brief moment
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time series

  • noun a series of values of a variable at successive times
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time sharing

  • noun (computer science) the use of a central computer by many users simultaneously
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time sheet

  • noun a record of the hours worked by employees
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time signal

  • noun a signal (especially electronic or by radio) indicating the precisely correct time
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time signature

  • noun a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
    musical time signature.
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time slot

  • noun a time assigned on a schedule or agenda
    slot.
    • the TV program has a new time slot
    • an aircraft landing slot
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time study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; work study; motion study; time study; time-and-motion study.
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time to come

  • noun the time yet to come
    future; futurity; hereafter.
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time unit

  • noun a unit for measuring time periods
    time unit.
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time value

  • noun (music) the relative duration of a musical note
    note value; value.
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time zone

  • noun any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
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time-and-motion study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; work study; motion study; time study; time-and-motion study.
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time-ball

  • noun a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
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time-consuming

  • adjective satellite of a task that takes time and patience
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time-delay measuring instrument

  • noun chronoscope for measuring the time difference between two events
    time-delay measuring instrument.
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time-delay measuring system

  • noun chronoscope for measuring the time difference between two events
    time-delay measuring instrument.
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time-fuse

  • noun a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
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time-honored

  • adjective satellite acceptable for a long time
    time-honored.
    • time-honored customs
  • adjective satellite honored because of age or long usage
    time-honored.
    • time-honored institutions
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Time"-hon`ored adjective
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  1. Honored for a long time; venerable, and worthy of honor, by reason of antiquity, or long continuance.
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time-honoured

  • adjective satellite acceptable for a long time
    time-honored.
    • time-honored customs
  • adjective satellite honored because of age or long usage
    time-honored.
    • time-honored institutions
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time-motion study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; work study; motion study; time study; time-and-motion study.
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time-out

  • noun a brief suspension of play
    • each team has two time-outs left
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time-release

  • adjective of or relating to a preparation that gradually releases an active substance (especially a drug) over a period of time
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time-scale factor

  • noun the ratio of the simulation time to the time of the real process
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time-switch

  • noun a switch set to operate at a desired time
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time-table

Time"-ta`ble noun
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  1. A tabular statement of the time at which, or within which, several things are to take place, as the recitations in a school, the departure and arrival of railroad trains or other public conveyances, the rise and fall of the tides, etc.
  2. (Railroad) A plane surface divided in one direction with lines representing hours and minutes, and in the other with lines representing miles, and having diagonals (usually movable strings) representing the speed and position of various trains.
  3. (Mus.) A table showing the notation, length, or duration of the several notes.
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time-tested

  • adjective satellite tested and proved to be reliable
    tested; tried and true; tried.
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times square

  • noun the area of Manhattan around the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue; heart of the New York theater district; site of annual celebration of New Year's
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To beat time

  • to measure or regulate time in music by the motion of the hand or foot.
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To come to time

  • . (a) (Prize Fighting) To come forward in order to resume the contest when the interval allowed for rest is over and "time" is called; hence: (b) To keep an appointment; to meet expectations. Colloq.
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To give the time of day

  • to salute one with the compliment appropriate to the hour, as "good morning." "good evening", etc.
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To give time

  • (Law), to accord extension or forbearance to a debtor. Abbott.
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To kill time

  • to busy one's self with something which occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without tediousness.
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To make time

  • . (a) To gain time. (b) To occupy or use (a certain) time in doing something; as, the trotting horse made fast time.
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To mark time

  • (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing.
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To move, run, ∨ go, against time

  • to move, run, or go a given distance without a competitor, in the quickest possible time; or, to accomplish the greatest distance which can be passed over in a given time; as, the horse is to run against time.
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To redeem the time

  • to make the best use of it.
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To serve the timethe hour

  • to regulate one's actions by the requirements of the time instead of by one's duty; to be a timeserver. Obs.
    They think herein we serve the time, because thereby we either hold or seek preferment. Hooker.
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track-to-track seek time

  • noun (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to an adjacent data track
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transmission time

  • noun the coordinated universal time when a transmission is sent from Earth to a spacecraft or other celestial body
    TRM.
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travel time

  • noun a period of time spent traveling
    • workers were not paid for their travel time between home and factory
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Triple time

  • noun musical time with three beats in each bar
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  • (Mus.), that time in which each measure is divided into three equal parts.
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True time

  • . (a) Mean time as kept by a clock going uniformly. (b) (Astron.) Apparent time as reckoned from the transit of the sun's center over the meridian.
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turnaround time

  • noun time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip
    turnaround.
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two times

  • adverb by a factor of two
    twofold.
    • the price increased twofold last year
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two-time

  • verb carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
    two-time.
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two-timing

  • verb carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time
    two-time.
  • adjective satellite not faithful to a spouse or lover
    cheating; adulterous.
    • adulterous husbands and wives
    • a two-timing boyfriend
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unit of time

  • noun a unit for measuring time periods
    time unit.
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universal time

  • noun the local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England; it is the same everywhere
    UT; UT1; Greenwich Time; Greenwich Mean Time; GMT.
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Vintage time

  • the time of gathering grapes and making wine.
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waste of time

  • noun the devotion of time to a useless activity
    • the waste of time could prove fatal
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waste one's time

  • verb be lazy or idle
    loaf; fuck off; lounge around; loll; lounge about; frig around; bum; arse around; bum around; arse about; loll around; bum about.
    • Her son is just bumming around all day
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Watchman's detector, ∨ Watchman's time detector

  • an apparatus for recording the time when a watchman visits a station on his rounds.
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well timed

  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    timely; well timed; seasonable.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed
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well-timed

  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    timely; well timed; seasonable.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed
  • adverb at an opportune time
    timely; seasonably; apropos.
    • your letter arrived apropos
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What time, ∨ What time as

  • when. Obs. or Archaic "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." Ps. lvi. 3.
    What time the morn mysterious visions brings. Pope.
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when the time comes

  • adverb at the appropriate time
    in due time; in due season; in due course; in good time.
    • we'll get to this question in due course
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work time

  • noun a time period when you are required to work
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wrong-timed

Wrong"-timed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Done at an improper time; ill-timed.
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yukon time

  • noun standard time in the 9th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 135th meridian west; used in Hawaii and most of Alaska
    Alaska Standard Time.
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