actual time


Definition of actual time

: time taken by an employee to perform a given operation: such as
a : the time recorded for time and motion study before being compared with a normal working pace
b : the time recorded on a timing device to be compared with a standard time or an allowed time

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First Known Use of actual time

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Actual time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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