internal clock


: a system in the body that controls when a person needs to sleep, eat, etc.
The long trip upset my internal clock and I had a hard time getting to sleep.
: a clock or timing device that is inside a computer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By this point, Mitchell's teammate Kam Jones - also just a sophomore - must have had the internal clock running and alarms sounding because the guard wasted no time in pushing the ball up court. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Internal clock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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