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Time vs. Stopwatch

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Timenoun

(uncountable) The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.

‘Time stops for nobody.’; ‘the ebb and flow of time’;

Stopwatchnoun

A timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated and when the piece is deactivated.

Timenoun

A dimension of spacetime with the opposite metric signature to space dimensions; the fourth dimension.

‘Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time.’;

Stopwatchnoun

a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)

Timenoun

Change associated with the second law of thermodynamics; the physical and psychological result of increasing entropy.

‘Time slows down when you approach the speed of light.’;

Stopwatch

A stopwatch is a timepiece designed to measure the amount of time that elapses between its activation and deactivation. A large digital version of a stopwatch designed for viewing at a distance, as in a sports stadium, is called a stop clock.

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Timenoun

The property of a system which allows it to have more than one distinct configuration.

‘An essential definition of time should entail neither speed nor direction, just change.’;

Timenoun

A duration of time.

Timenoun

(uncountable) A quantity of availability of duration.

‘More time is needed to complete the project.’; ‘You had plenty of time, but you waited until the last minute.’; ‘Are you finished yet? Time’s up!’;

Timenoun

(countable) A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.

‘a long time;’; ‘Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.’; ‘Only your best time is compared with the other competitors.’; ‘The algorithm runs in O(n2) time.’;

Timenoun

The serving of a prison sentence.

‘The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.’; ‘He is not living at home because he is doing time.’;

Timenoun

(countable) An experience.

‘We had a wonderful time at the party.’;

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Timenoun

(countable) An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.

‘Roman times;’; ‘the time of the dinosaurs’;

Timenoun

A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.

‘In my time, we respected our elders.’;

Timenoun

Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.

Timenoun

An instant of time.

Timenoun

(uncountable) How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.

‘Excuse me, have you got the time?’; ‘What time is it, do you guess? Ten o’clock?’; ‘A computer keeps time using a clock battery.’;

Timenoun

(countable) A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).

‘it’s time for bed;’; ‘it’s time to sleep;’; ‘we must wait for the right time;’; ‘it's time we were going’;

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Timenoun

(countable) A numerical indication of a particular moment.

‘at what times do the trains arrive?;’; ‘these times were erroneously converted between zones’;

Timenoun

(countable) An instance or occurrence.

‘When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.’; ‘see you another time;’; ‘that’s three times he’s made the same mistake’; ‘Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that!’;

Timenoun

Closing time.

‘Last call: it's almost time.’;

Timenoun

The hour of childbirth.

Timenoun

(as someone's time) The end of someone's life, conceived by the speaker as having been predestined.

‘It was his time.’;

Timenoun

(countable) The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.

‘Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.’;

Timenoun

(countable) Ratio of comparison.

‘your car runs three times faster than mine;’; ‘that is four times as heavy as this’;

Timenoun

Tense.

‘the time of a verb’;

Timenoun

(music) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.

‘common or triple time;’; ‘the musician keeps good time.’;

Timeverb

To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.

‘I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.’;

Timeverb

To choose when something begins or how long it lasts.

‘The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.’; ‘The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.’;

Timeverb

(obsolete) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.

Timeverb

(obsolete) To pass time; to delay.

Timeverb

To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.

Timeverb

To measure, as in music or harmony.

Timeinterjection

(tennis) Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.

Timenoun

Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.

‘The time wasteth [i. e. passes away] night and day.’; ‘I know of no ideas . . . that have a better claim to be accounted simple and original than those of space and time.’;

Timenoun

A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.

‘God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.’;

Timenoun

The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; - often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.

Timenoun

The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.

‘Believe me, your time is not your own; it belongs to God, to religion, to mankind.’;

Timenoun

A proper time; a season; an opportunity.

‘There is . . . a time to every purpose.’; ‘The time of figs was not yet.’;

Timenoun

Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.

‘She was within one month of her time.’;

Timenoun

Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.

‘Summers three times eight save one.’;

Timenoun

The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.

‘Till time and sin together cease.’;

Timenoun

Tense.

Timenoun

The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.

‘Some few lines set unto a solemn time.’;

Timeverb

To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.

‘There is no greater wisdom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things.’;

Timeverb

To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.

‘Who overlooked the oars, and timed the stroke.’; ‘He was a thing of blood, whose every motionWas timed with dying cries.’;

Timeverb

To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.

Timeverb

To measure, as in music or harmony.

Timeverb

To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.

‘With oar strokes timing to their song.’;

Timeverb

To pass time; to delay.

Timenoun

an instance or single occasion for some event;

‘this time he succeeded’; ‘he called four times’; ‘he could do ten at a clip’;

Timenoun

an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities);

‘he waited a long time’; ‘the time of year for planting’; ‘he was a great actor is his time’;

Timenoun

a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something;

‘take time to smell the roses’; ‘I didn't have time to finish’; ‘it took more than half my time’;

Timenoun

a suitable moment;

‘it is time to go’;

Timenoun

the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

Timenoun

the time as given by a clock;

‘do you know what time it is?’; ‘the time is 10 o'clock’;

Timenoun

the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event

Timenoun

a person's experience on a particular occasion;

‘he had a time holding back the tears’; ‘they had a good time together’;

Timenoun

rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time

Timenoun

the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned;

‘he served a prison term of 15 months’; ‘his sentence was 5 to 10 years’; ‘he is doing time in the county jail’;

Timeverb

measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time;

‘he clocked the runners’;

Timeverb

assign a time for an activity or event;

‘The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene’;

Timeverb

set the speed, duration, or execution of;

‘we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely’;

Timeverb

regulate or set the time of;

‘time the clock’;

Timeverb

adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time;

‘The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely’;

Timenoun

the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole

‘travel through space and time’; ‘one of the greatest wits of all time’;

Timenoun

the continued progress of existence as affecting people and things

‘things were getting better as time passed’;

Timenoun

time or an amount of time as reckoned by a conventional standard

‘it's eight o'clock New York Time’;

Timenoun

the personification of time, typically as an old man with a scythe and hourglass.

Timenoun

a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon

‘the time is 9.30’;

Timenoun

a moment or definite portion of time allotted, used, or suitable for a purpose

‘shall we fix a time for the meeting?’; ‘the scheduled departure time’;

Timenoun

the favourable or appropriate time to do something

‘it's time for bed’; ‘it was time to go’;

Timenoun

an indefinite period

‘travelling always distorts one's feelings for a time’;

Timenoun

a portion of time in history or characterized by particular events or circumstances

‘at the time of Galileo’; ‘Victorian times’; ‘the park is beautiful at this time of year’;

Timenoun

the conditions of life during a particular period

‘times have changed’;

Timenoun

used in names of newspapers

‘the Oxford Times’;

Timenoun

one's lifetime

‘I've known a lot of women in my time’;

Timenoun

the successful, fortunate, or influential part of a person's life or career

‘in my time that was unheard of’;

Timenoun

the appropriate or expected time for something, in particular childbirth or death

‘he seemed old before his time’;

Timenoun

an apprenticeship

‘engineering officers traditionally served their time as fitters in the yards’;

Timenoun

a period of menstruation or pregnancy.

Timenoun

the normal rate of pay for time spent working

‘if called out at the weekend they are paid time and a half’;

Timenoun

the length of time taken to run a race or complete an event or journey

‘his time for the mile was 3:49.31’;

Timenoun

the moment at which the opening hours of a pub end

‘the landlord called time’;

Timenoun

short for "full time"

‘he scored the third five minutes from time’;

Timenoun

a moment at which play stops temporarily within a game

‘the umpire called time’;

Timenoun

time as allotted, available, or used

‘it would be a waste of time’; ‘we need more time’;

Timenoun

a prison sentence

‘he was doing time for fraud’;

Timenoun

an instance of something happening or being done; an occasion

‘this is the first time I have got into debt’; ‘the nurse came in four times a day’;

Timenoun

an event, occasion, or period experienced in a particular way

‘she was having a rough time of it’;

Timenoun

(following a number) expressing multiplication

‘eleven times four is forty-four’;

Timenoun

the rhythmic pattern of a piece of music, as expressed by a time signature

‘tunes in waltz time’;

Timenoun

the tempo at which a piece of music is played or marked to be played.

Timeverb

plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done

‘the bomb had been timed to go off an hour later’; ‘the first track race is timed for 11.15’;

Timeverb

perform (an action) at a particular moment

‘Williams timed his pass perfectly from about thirty yards’;

Timeverb

measure the time taken by (a process or activity, or a person doing it)

‘I timed how long it took to empty that tanker’; ‘we were timed and given certificates according to our speed’;

Timeverb

(of a computer or a program) cancel an operation automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event happening

‘some networks will time out if they don't see activity going to the printer’; ‘connections are timed out when they're not in use’;

Timeverb

(of an operation) be cancelled automatically because a predefined interval of time has passed without a certain event happening.

Time

Time is the continued sequence of existence and events that occurs in an apparently irreversible succession from the past, through the present, into the future. It is a component quantity of various measurements used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material reality or in the conscious experience.

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