military time

noun

Definition of military time

: time measured in hours numbered to twenty-four (such as 0100 or 2300) from one midnight to the next

Examples of military time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An air-defense identification zone, or ADIZ, extends beyond a territory’s airspace and is monitored in the interest of giving its military time to respond to any incoming foreign aircraft. Joyu Wang, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 An air-defense identification zone, or ADIZ, extends beyond a territory’s airspace and is monitored in the interest of giving its military time to respond to any incoming foreign aircraft. Joyu Wang, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 The ultimate palindrome will occur at 2:22 a.m. or p.m., or at 22:22 military time. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2022 An air-defense identification zone, or ADIZ, extends beyond a territory’s airspace and is monitored in the interest of giving its military time to respond to any incoming foreign aircraft. Joyu Wang, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 An air-defense identification zone, or ADIZ, extends beyond a territory’s airspace and is monitored in the interest of giving its military time to respond to any incoming foreign aircraft. Joyu Wang, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 The two red paper fliers appeared on Nov. 13, 2021, and even included, in military time, when they were posted on the building, 13:08 hours. Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2022 An air-defense identification zone, or ADIZ, extends beyond a territory’s airspace and is monitored in the interest of giving its military time to respond to any incoming foreign aircraft. Joyu Wang, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2022 They were quizzed on converting standard time to military time. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of military time

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Military time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/military%20time. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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