time stamp

noun

Definition of time stamp 

: a device for recording the date and time of day that letters or papers are received or sent out

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time-stamp \ˈtīm-ˌstamp \ transitive verb

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Gmail’s access settings allows data companies and app developers to see people’s emails and view private details, including recipient addresses, time stamps, and entire messages. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Gmail app developers have been reading your emails," 2 July 2018 Another video, lasting about 30 minutes and not identified with a time stamp, shows officers in a hallway outside the Mandalay Bay hotel suite where authorities say gunman Stephen Paddock killed himself before police reached him. Washington Post, "Video shows Vegas police telling people to hide from gunfire," 13 June 2018 The final post appeared around the time of the van attack, based on a time stamp on the archived copy. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "Ontario Man Charged With 10 Deaths in Van Attack," 24 Apr. 2018 According to a time stamp on the video, it was filmed on May 22 at 7:31 p.m. The kicker or or person filming haven't been identified, which is why the department released the video. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "He kicked a cat as someone yelled 'field goal' in video. City wants help finding him," 19 June 2018 Even so, viewers have taken it upon themselves to chronicle potentially triggering scenes with time stamps, and alerting each other. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, ""13 Reasons Why" Actor Devin Druid Defends Graphic Rape Scene in Season 2," 7 June 2018 Keep your own records, preferably with time stamps, and continue to document along the way. Elizabeth Kiefer, Glamour, "What to Do When You've Been Sexually Harassed at Work," 30 May 2018 Ram and her team cull through that information, looking at the time stamp and location ID, to develop algorithms that could predict if students were at risk of dropping out. Charlie Lapastora, Fox News, "Arizona professor tracking student ID cards to determine whether students will drop out," 23 May 2018 All comments must be postmarked, faxed, or time stamped no later than May 18, 2018. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "IDEM wants to change the way you see air permit proposals, and the public is not happy," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of time stamp

1892, in the meaning defined above

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