time-of-flight

adjective
\ ˈtīm-ə(v)-ˈflīt How to pronounce time-of-flight (audio) \

Definition of time-of-flight

: of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (such as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (such as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length

First Known Use of time-of-flight

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Time-of-flight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-of-flight. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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time-of-flight

adjective
\ ˌtīm-ə(v)-ˌflīt How to pronounce time-of-flight (audio) \

Medical Definition of time-of-flight

: of, relating to, being, or done with an instrument (as a mass spectrometer) that separates particles (as ions) according to the time required for them to traverse a tube of a certain length a time-of-flight imaging system time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography abbreviation TOF

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