elapsed time


: the actual time taken (as by a boat or automobile in traveling over a racecourse)

Examples of elapsed time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stopwatch feature can do elapsed time as well as split time. Jim Cobb, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 NordicTrack's Commercial X32i and Commercial 2950 are most comparable to Peloton's Tread models, featuring 32-inch and 22-inch screens, respectively, that display calorie burn, distance, elapsed time, incline, heart rate, pace and speed. Dana Rose Falcone, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2021 The Roma’s elapsed time in the quarter-mile is in the low 11s—not that it would be seen with dragstrip riff-raff. Dan Neil, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 Kristen’s elapsed time in the Baja 500 would have placed her fourth among the unlimited Class 1 buggies. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2020 The game’s elapsed time of 87 minutes, 50 seconds stood for 41 years. David La Vaque Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 20 Oct. 2020 On the next attempt the elapsed time dropped to 11.67 seconds while speed shot up to 126.1 mph. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, 14 Apr. 2020 The Chargers used only 3 minutes 47 seconds of elapsed time to score 34 second-quarter points on their way to a 41-15 Sunset League victory over host Huntington Beach on Friday at Cap Sheue Field. Daily Pilot, 18 Oct. 2019 In Pro Stock, Alex Laughlin went 6.520 at 210.80 mph on Friday, and his elapsed time held up for his second career No. 1 qualifier. Tom Fitzgerald, SFChronicle.com, 27 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elapsed time was circa 1909

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“Elapsed time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elapsed%20time. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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