apparent time


: the time of day indicated by the hour angle of the sun or by a sundial

Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apparent time was in 1694

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“Apparent time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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