released time


: time off from regularly scheduled activities (as at a school) given to take part in some other specified activity

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When pressed for a release time for results by campaign aides on a private conference call, party officials hung up. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2020 Reporters have their own computers but no access to phones or internet until the release time, at which point someone essentially throws a large switch that restores communications to the room. NBC News, 17 Jan. 2020 Against the Chargers last Sunday, Carr averaged the fewest downfield yards per pass attempt (4.2) and third-quickest release time (2.43 seconds) among quarterbacks in Week 16. Matt Kawahara,, 26 Dec. 2019 When asked about the Arapahoe sheriff’s notification, Smock said the sheriff’s office did inform ICE of Garces-Ortize’s detention — but not of his release time. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, 27 Nov. 2019 Then, as Consequence of Sound reported, last year, West pushed it to two separate November 2018 release times. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 Oct. 2019 The department doesn’t contact ICE ahead of a release date, nor does it detain inmates for ICE beyond the release time, according to Sheriff’s Department officials. Maya Lau,, 25 June 2019 They have begun training the AI to recognize details of any given shot as granular as someone’s release time and vertical jump. Ben Cohen, WSJ, 17 July 2018 Based on its potential to move financial markets, the jobs report is held under a strict embargo until its official release time. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, 1 June 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of released time was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Released time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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