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

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That is why Makela Jackson’s sorority sisters gathered Sunday on the 8th day of July at eight minutes past 7 p.m. (19:08 in military time), to pay tribute and honor a life cut short by a freak vacation accident. Ernie Suggs, ajc, "Sorority vigil held for Maleka Jackson, Atlanta woman killed in Bahamas boat accident," 8 July 2018 As for the Defender’s complications: a sub-dial indicates the day of the week; a 24-hour dial gives you military time; and a window located at six o’clock displays the date. Michael Clerizo, WSJ, "Found: Exec-Worthy Watches for $250 and Under," 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of military time

1955, in the meaning defined above

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