corrected time

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By Pat McDonogh, Courier Journal) If time is the most valuable thing man can spend, why not spend it in the pursuit of keeping the correct time? Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, 10 Mar. 2020 Team employees moved the clocks ahead five minutes, making it the first time in three seasons players saw the correct time on the wall. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2019 Flight controllers were eventually able to send Starliner the correct time. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2019 The spacecraft’s internal clock appears to have become unsynced with the mission plan, and so the Starliner failed to autonomously fire its engines at the correct time to drive it toward the space station. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 20 Dec. 2019 Note: Story reflects corrected time of Saturday’s title game. Joe Magill, cleveland, 8 Nov. 2019 Because of climatic changes, there are many species of trees whose fruits are borne before the correct time of the year. Benki Pyãnko, Time, 13 Sep. 2019 Specifically, Twitter user @lipandbone took it upon themselves to personally email Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s staff, who replied with a correct time of birth. Jeanna Kadlec, Allure, 26 Mar. 2019 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, 16 Aug. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corrected time was circa 1891

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“Corrected time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corrected%20time. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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