actual time

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actual time was in 1854

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“Actual time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actual%20time. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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