a: a moment, hour, day, or year as indicated by a clock or calendar <what time is it>
b: any of various systems (as sidereal or solar) of reckoning time
a: one of a series of recurring instances or repeated actions <you've been told many times>
bplural(1): added or accumulated quantities or instances <five times greater>(2): equal fractional parts of which an indicated number equal a comparatively greater quantity <seven times smaller><three times closer>
They timed their vacation to coincide with the jazz festival.
He timed it so that he made the shot just before the clock ran out.
She timed the shot perfectly.
The runners are timed with special watches.
He timed the students as they completed their tests.
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Definition of TIME
a: of or relating to time
b: recording time
:timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment <a time charge>
a: payable on a specified future day or a certain length of time after presentation for acceptance <a time draft><time deposits>
b: based on installment payments <a time sale>
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Medical Definition of TIME
a: the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues—see bleeding time, coagulation time, prothrombin time, reaction timeb: a continuum which lacks spatial dimensions and in which events succeed one another from past through present to future
: the point or period when something occurs
: a moment, hour, day, or year as indicated by a clock or calendar <what time is it>
Measured or measurable period. More broadly, it is a continuum that lacks spatial dimensions. Philosophers have sought an understanding of time by focusing on the broad questions of the relation between time and the physical world and the relation between time and consciousness. Those who adopt an absolutist theory of time regard it as a kind of container within which the universe exists and change takes place, and believe that its existence and properties are independent of the physical universe. According to the rival relationist theory, time is nothing over and above change in the physical universe. Largely because of Albert Einstein, it is now held that time cannot be treated in isolation from space (seespace-time). Some argue that Einstein's theories of relativity vindicate relationist theories, others that they vindicate the absolutist theory. The primary issue concerning the relation between time and consciousness is the extent, if any, to which time or aspects of time depend on the existence of conscious beings. Events in time are normally thought of in terms of notions of past, present, and future, which some philosophers treat as mind-dependent; others believe that time is independent of perception and hold that past, present, and future are objective features of the world. See alsogeologic time, Greenwich Mean Time, standard time, Universal Time.