corrected time

noun

Definition of corrected time 

: a boat's elapsed time less its time allowance in yacht racing

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During the evening rush hour, buses must depart parking lots in New Jersey at the correct time to arrive at the terminal for their evening run. Paul Berger, WSJ, "N.J. Commuters Face Nightmare Traffic, As Bridge Repair Begins," 16 Aug. 2018 Due to a handful of variables, including the weight and speed of the boats, a handicapping system was used to determine the winner of each race based off corrected time. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Local crews make their marks in Newport to Ensenada race," 2 May 2018 Allow the ingredients the correct time to age and allow them to age in barrels as old as whiskey itself. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Conor McGregor allegedly blasts Tennessee whiskey on Instagram: ‘It’s a crime’," 4 June 2018 Telling time is a key part of elementary school curriculum in the U.S., as many kids read the hands on a clock and write out the correct time. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Some students don’t know how to read analog clocks. Is it the end of an era?," 4 May 2018 Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct time and opening price of Spotify's public listing. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Daniel Ek Talks Apple, Taylor Swift, Spotify's Direct Listing In New Interview," 3 Apr. 2018 The correct time was confirmed with use of the courtside monitor and digital stopwatch. Elton Alexander, cleveland.com, "Toledo gets past Eastern Michigan: MAC Tournament 2018 men's semifinals," 9 Mar. 2018 After a brief stint stalled on the 12th hour, the clock now shows the correct time and the timepiece has been stamped with the Comerica Bank logo. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Just in time: Detroit's Penobscot Building clock is fixed," 12 Feb. 2018 Insecticidal soap, narrow-range oil and neem oil applied at the correct time in the insect’s life cycle will kill them on contact and have a relatively low residual toxicity to natural enemies. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "What’s bugging his tree?," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of corrected time

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corrected time was circa 1891

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