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 Every day at 1 p.m., which is 1300 hours in military time, golf will pause on the course. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 29 Sep. 2020 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 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 They were quizzed on converting standard time to military time. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021 After an informal camp meeting, Reznicek noticed the woman’s wristwatch set to military time. Julia Shipley, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2021 In military time, this ends up being 14:59, the name of one of Sugar Ray's albums. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 13 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of military time was in 1955

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“Military time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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