time stamp


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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Other Words from time stamp

time-stamp \ˈtīm-​ˌstamp \ transitive verb

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Everything is tracked inside Amazon because all the packages are being scanned and have time stamps. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager," 20 Nov. 2018 The picture bore a date and time stamp, as well as a Turkish caption saying that Khashoggi was arriving at the consulate. Ayse Wieting, The Seattle Times, "Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist," 9 Oct. 2018 This involves performing dozens of checks to make sure the photographer isn’t trying to spoof the device’s location data and time stamp. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Four ways the internet changed the midterm elections," 7 Nov. 2018 Its privacy protections are excellent, though some hard-liners may balk at the single-session time stamp collection. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "ProtonVPN review: Underground data centers, one-click multi-hop, and more make for a great choice," 4 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of time stamp

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of time stamp was in 1892

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