timekeeper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n timekeeper a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
    • n timekeeper a clerk who keeps track of the hours worked by employees
    • n timekeeper (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Timekeeper A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece.
    • Timekeeper A person who keeps a record of the time spent by workmen at their work.
    • Timekeeper A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time.
    • Timekeeper One appointed to mark and declare the time of participants in races or other contests.
    • Timekeeper One who gives the time for the departure of conveyances.
    • Timekeeper One who marks the time in musical performances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n timekeeper One who or that which marks, measures, or records time. A clock, watch, or chronometer.
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Usage

In literature:

They gave him the position of timekeeper on one of the contracts, at a slight advance in salary.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The timekeeper shrugged casually.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
You have got a clock in your shop, I see; an admirable timekeeper I have no doubt.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
Nancy was a timekeeper, and on the day of the match Judith took her stand beside her with the lemons for the refreshment of the teams.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
I'm timekeeper down below, but I've left the job for a while for reasons of my own.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
It was an office building for clerks and timekeepers and other white-collar workers.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The timekeeper hovered nearby, watch in hand.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Mr. Dodsworth was the referee, and the accustomed goal umpires and timekeepers were also selected.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
The sun was behind a haze now; but she had another sure timekeeper.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Not that it was a very accurate timekeeper.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
But the most obvious natural timekeeper to make use of, besides the sun, was the moon.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
I don't believe I could get a job at timekeeping in a real mill.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
Consequently, Galileo's clock was of no service as a timekeeper.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
Henceforth, as formerly, the sun will suffice him for a timekeeper.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
There were two chairs by the side of it, one for him and one for the timekeeper.
"The Croxley Master: A Great Tale Of The Prize Ring" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The timekeeper lived in the yard.
"A Life's Secret" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The timekeeper watched the seconds-hand pass its ten points, and gave the word, but Patsy only moved a leg.
"Tales of Mean Streets" by Arthur Morrison
Timekeeping for a stevedore firm and getting ten dollars a week!
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
It had a striking part, and a timekeeping part, each distinct from the other.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
Official timekeepers were standing, chronometers in hand, calmly watching, and judges were making ready to declare the winner.
"The Lady in the Car" by William Le Queux
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In news:

When the tick-tock of even the smallest universe's timekeeper goes quiet, what is left.
The lil' timekeeper comes in pink, red, blue, green, etc.
Hidden timekeeping system by justice of the peace justifies taxpayer skepticism.
Michael Anthony, the chubby, replaceable timekeeping cog in someone else's band.
US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III sits in front of signage announcing Omega as the new timekeeper for the PGA of America.
During my 15 minutes of fame, the timekeeper recalled my watch.
Today's obituaries: Ralph J Esposito, 95, the only timekeeper for the Syracuse Nats.
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First, here's some info from Alexandra 's publisher about Timekeeper.
Alexandra Monir, author of "Timeless" and "Timekeeper.
In McBride's hands, the bass is a key lead instrument — so much more than a timekeeper with an occasional solo.
" Then came digital timekeeping and the answers became "2:28?
It takes as long to read the liner notes of a Roots record as it does to listen to the album, because nobody quite strings together wit, candor, and insight better than Roots timekeeper Questlove.
An audit of human-resources practices in five county offices released Friday shows the practice of paying travel supplements to employees is widespread and that some offices have lax timekeeping practices.
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In science:

More precisely, the verifier starts for timekeeping to evaluate the hash function H.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
They can be applied to a number of principal problems of modern astronomy and timekeeping metrology including the search for stochastic gravitational wave background in the early universe, testing General Relativity and establishing of new ephemeris time scale.
Millisecond and Binary Pulsars as Nature's Frequency Standards. II. Effects of Low-Frequency Timing Noise on Residuals and Measured Parameters
Recent advances in atomic spectroscopy and atomic timekeeping have made it possible to test LLI by checking the isotropy of the speed of light using one-way propagation (as opposed to round-trip propagation, as in the Michelson-Morley experiment).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Contrary to intuition, clocks of equal quality factor are not necessary equally good clocks for timekeeping.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
We will show in this section that the short term stability of the system as a timekeeper is dependent on a wide variety of physical effects that require rigorous attention: thermal fluctuations, vibrations, engineering parameters in the feedback loop, noise on detectors, etc.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Until recently, our definitive timekeeper was the rotation of the Earth, or analogously, the motion of the sky as seen from the rotating Earth.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
It is therefore all the more remarkable that the general topic of civil timekeeping, and the specific issue of whether it should remain coupled to Earth rotation, have received so little airing outside of a few very narrow technical communities.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
There is a need to recognize that this is the way the world operates today, and that significant technology is built around the existing civil-timekeeping standard—both correctly and incorrectly.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
The topic of the colloquium relates to a very fundamental change, as this appears to be the first time in human history that civil timekeeping would be decoupled from Earth rotation by design.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
Historically, timekeeping has been principally perceived as an exercise in remaining faithful to what the sky was doing. Although timekeeping practices may have occasionally gone awry throughout recorded history, there was always willingness to make a correction once the errors became noticeable.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
Are we creating unknown problems for the future with the current proposal to decouple civil timekeeping from Earth rotation? History suggests that astronomical timekeeping has always been specially regarded and there is no compelling evidence that it will be disregarded in the future.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
When our descendants ask why a fundamental change to human timekeeping was made in the early 21st century, the reasoning that was followed should be obvious, credible, and justifiable. Yet the study process in place is opaque and the motivations for UTC redefinition are not absolutely clear.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
There is agreement that timekeeping software must be more flexible than in the past, but what this means depends on one’s viewpoint regarding UTC redefinition.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
The astronomical basis of timekeeping fulfills its social function even when it is not perfectly observed.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
Even if the effects of such a change were not immediately apparent or very gradual for most purposes, individuals would still be upset and would talk about the decoupling from Earth rotation as if timekeeping were already broken.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
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