time unit

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Noun1.time unit - a unit for measuring time periodstime unit - a unit for measuring time periods  
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
night - the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; "three nights later he collapsed"
mean solar time, mean time - (astronomy) time based on the motion of the mean sun (an imaginary sun moving uniformly along the celestial equator)
ephemeris time, TDT, terrestrial dynamical time, terrestrial time, TT - (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
month - a time unit of approximately 30 days; "he was given a month to pay the bill"
sidereal day, day - the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
ship's bell, bell - (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
60 minutes, hour, hr - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
30 minutes, half-hour - a half of an hour
15 minutes, quarter-hour - a quarter of an hour
min, minute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
quarter - a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour; "it's a quarter til 4"; "a quarter after 4 o'clock"
s, sec, second - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
attosecond - one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second; one thousandth of a femtosecond
femtosecond - one quadrillionth (10^-15) of a second; one thousandth of a picosecond
picosecond - one trillionth (10^-12) of a second; one thousandth of a nanosecond
nanosecond - one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond
microsecond - one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond
millisecond, msec - one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
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As I see it, r may be changed mathematically by changing the time unit, but this may lead to problems of interpretation if the time unit becomes too large.
If a refuse truck can load/ unload the contents of a communal refuse bin in a single time unit compared to the larger time frame required to load/ unload the contents of individual refuse bins, then the refuse collection service can cover a larger area, service communities over several districts, and allow surplus resources to be reallocated or made redundant.
Since each train in each time unit travels on the line sections or waits in the nodes, two sets of arcs are defined.
The front camera is a Face Time unit of lower resolution than the one on the 8X.
I just focus on giving the right shot, and every time unit members clap after my shot it makes me happy," she says.
And the second is the deepening of content which is based on the increasing richness of content in terms of the bit rate of information supplied per time unit to human sensory receptors.
In figure 1, this occurs between time unit (months) one and two.
While I agree that minutes, seconds and hours are artificial subdivisions of natural time units, the Sabbath is not a marking or measure of any natural time unit.
By the time unit members become MIC watchstanders, they have been on one, two and sometimes three deployments.
He is also an architect (and one of the original Richard Rogers four-person practice), a long time unit master at the Architectural Association and latterly at the University of Westminster.
1]) is determined by the expected number of susceptible persons with whom each infectious person comes into contact during a time unit in their infectious periods and by the probability of disease transmission per contact.
There is an unofficial time unit called the "ohnosecond," which is the amount of time between when you realize you left your keys in the car and when the car door locks.