at a time
Definition of at a time
1 : during one particular moment I can only do one thing at a time. Please speak one at a time and not all at once. We carried the boxes two at a time up the stairs.
2 : during one period of time without stopping She can sit and read for hours at a time.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to arrange or set the time of : schedule
: to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time
: to set the tempo, speed, or duration of
: of or relating to time
: recording time
: timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment
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