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time

EN[taɪm] [tɑem] [tɜːm] [-aɪm]
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  • Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.
  • Time has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars.
  • Two contrasting viewpoints on time divide many prominent philosophers. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe—a dimension independent of events, in which events occur in sequence.
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    Definition of time in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtimes
    1. NU The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
      1. Time stops for nobody.   the ebb and flow of time
      2. Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time. ‎
      3. Time slows down when you approach the speed of light. ‎
    2. A duration of time.
      1. 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! ‎
      2. 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. ‎
      3. The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.   He is not living at home because he is doing time. ‎
      4. We had a wonderful time at the party. ‎
      5. Roman times;  the time of the dinosaurs ‎
      6. In my time, we respected our elders. ‎
    3. An instant of time.
      1. 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. ‎
      2. it’s time for bed;  it’s time to sleep;  we must wait for the right time;  it's time we were going ‎
      3. at what times do the trains arrive?;  these times were erroneously converted between zones ‎
      4. When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember. ‎
      5. see you another time;  that’s three times he’s made the same mistake ‎
      6. Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that! ‎
      7. Last call: it's almost time. ‎
      8. She was within one month of her time.
    4. NC The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
      1. Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time. ‎
    5. NC Ratio of comparison.
      1. your car runs three times faster than mine;  that is four times as heavy as this ‎
    6. (grammar, dated) Tense.
      1. the time of a verb ‎
    7. (music) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.
      1. common or triple time;   the musician keeps good time. ‎
  • VerbSGtimesPRtimingPT, PPtimed
    1. To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.
      1. I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.
    2. To choose when something begins or how long it lasts.
      1. The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.
      2. The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.
    3. OBS To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
      1. OBS To pass time; to delay.
        1. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
          1. To measure, as in music or harmony.
          2. Interjection
            1. (tennis) Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Frequently, the first "off" time is experienced after the longest delay between two doses of medication, which is usually between the last does in the evening and the first does in the morning.
                • Stewart and his classmates gave Schmitz a hard time when she first arrived.' We tried to get over on her, but she always cracked down,' he said.'
                • The most famous Broadway theatrical revues of all time were the Ziegfeld Follies.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Time magazine says: "Man of Seven Names. This blond, blue-eyed, Bacchic roughneck had seven names before he died as Kamâl Atatürk."[1]
                • Time course analysis until 72 h after treatments showed that nanoencapsulation of atrazine enhanced the herbicidal activity in comparison with a commercial atrazine formulation.
                • Time had taken its toll on the old bridge, and it was no longer sound.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • If downy mildews and host plants have indeed cospeciated, then it is expected that the number of lineage divergences in their mapped dated trees show a similar changing pattern over time.
                • After the way she spoke to him, she's really going to get it this time.
                • The camera tracked the ball even as the field of play moved back and forth, keeping the action in shot the entire time.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Interjections
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
                    • Verbs
                    Related Links:
                    1. en times
                    2. en timely
                    3. en timed
                    4. en time-honored
                    5. en time-honoured
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                    Grammatically, this word "time" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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