unit of time


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Noun1.unit of time - a unit for measuring time periodsunit of time - 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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Facebook has invented a new unit of time called Flick which may turn out to be a boon for content creators.
It is time for us to take a look at taxation in a new unit of time and ask ourselves, why is it OK for governments to plunder our pay packets every week?
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(But whose middle school diary manages that?) She makes the canny observation that a day is a piece of time too small for a middle-aged working mom to contemplate; a week is the smallest unit of time she experiences, or even a month--life measured out in bills due.
The S I unit of time at bottom, Based on the caesium atom.
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The broadcaster was sold to a unit of Time Warner's Turner International, whose president Juan Carlos Urdaneta will be in charge of its operations.
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1 : a unit of time equal to 60 seconds : the 60th part of an hour
A jiffy is an actual unit of time. It is 100th of a second.
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AOL, an Internet Services Provider (ISP) and unit of Time Warner Inc, has confirmed that a software problem which delayed the transmission of millions of e-mails earlier this week, has been resolved.