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in time

Definition of in time

  1. 1 :  before something happens :  early enough <Do you think we'll get there in time?> —often followed by to + verb <They arrived just in time to catch the last train out of town.> —often + for <I'll try to make it home in time for dinner.>

  2. 2 :  when an amount of time has passed <In time, she forgave him.> <Things will get better in time.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

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