corrected time


Definition of corrected time

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

Examples of corrected time in a Sentence

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, "Ghosts, old clocks and the Civil War: Cynthiana's clock tower is a ticking time capsule," 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, "Jaguars move clocks forward five minutes (to correct time) after Tom Coughlin's firing," 21 Dec. 2019 Flight controllers were eventually able to send Starliner the correct time. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "Boeing Starliner Lands in New Mexico After Clock Error Prompts Early Return," 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, "Boeing suffers another failure as spacecraft misses the International Space Station," 20 Dec. 2019 Note: Story reflects corrected time of Saturday’s title game. Joe Magill, cleveland, "Padua volleyball holds off Mount Notre Dame in 4 sets to stay unbeaten, move into OHSAA Division I title match," 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, "'It Is Our Very Governments Who Are Killing the Earth.' A Brazilian Indigenous Leader Speaks Out On Deforestation in the Amazon," 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, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Birth Chart, Explained," 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, "N.J. Commuters Face Nightmare Traffic, As Bridge Repair Begins," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of corrected time

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Corrected time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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