International Atomic Time


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International Atomic Time

n
(Horology) the scientific standard of time based on the SI unit, the second, used by means of atomic clocks and satellites to synchronize the time standards of the major nations. Abbreviation: TAI
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International Atomic Time

The time reference scale established by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures on the basis of atomic clock readings from various laboratories around the world. Also called TAI.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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So it's not true that there's no time like the present, because it might have been that moment 30 seconds ago if you're on Coordinated Universal Time and I'm on International Atomic Time.
International Atomic Time is calculated by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) from the readings of more than 200 atomic clocks located in metrology institutes and observatories in more than 30 countries around the world.

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