clock time

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clock time a reading of a point in time as given by a clock "do you know what time it is?","the time is 10 o'clock"
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Quotations

  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
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    “At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.”
  • Vance Havner
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    “It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull.”
  • Peter M. Leschak
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    “All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Laws and institutions, like clocks, must occasionally be cleaned, wound up, and set to true time.”
  • Ben Hecht
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    “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.”

Usage

In literature:

Ten o'clock's the time.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The clocks change four times in the United States, don't they, Ross?
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The next eight bells is at four o'clock, and that is dinner time.
"Rollo on the Atlantic" by Jacob Abbott
You could also set an alarm clock to awaken you at a designated time.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
A little after twelve o'clock, just as they began to think it was about time to turn in, they heard the most ghastly noise in the house.
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
This delightful excursion occupied us until nearly one o'clock, and we had only just time to catch the train leaving for Antibes.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
There is a train at nine o'clock from Victoria, you have only just time to catch it.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
By the time they had ended their talk the hall clock struck twelve.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
The time clock works so.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
He glanced at the clock every time he passed it.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

We stand; leaves have not timed the summer.
No clock now needs
Tell we have only what we remember:
Minutes uproaring with our heads
"September" by Ted Hughes
To pluck him down, and keep him up,
Died many million human souls;
'Tis twelve o'clock, and time to sup,
Bid Mary heap the fire with coals.
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray
In the old Strauss waltz for the first time
We had listened to your quiet call,
Since then all the living things are alien
And the knocking of the clock consoles.
"To Mother" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Aw've a wife and three childer at hooam,
An' aw know they're all lukkin at th' clock,
For they think it's high time aw should come,
An' bring 'em a morsel 'o jock.
"Aht o' wark" by John Hartley
Past seven o'clock: time to be gone;
Twelfth-night's over and dawn shivering up:
A hasty cut of the loaf, a steaming cup,
Down to the door, and there is Coachman John.
"Moonset" by Sir Henry Newbolt
They know the time to go!
The fairy clocks strike their inaudible hour
In field and woodland, and each punctual flower
Bows at the signal an obedient head
And hastes to bed.
"Time To Go" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

At that point, it will be time to turn the clocks back one hour.
Daylight saving time will end this weekend, when clocks "fall back" one hour to standard time, starting at 2 am Sunday.
Daylight saving time ends at 2 am on Sunday, meaning you should set your clock back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday.
Before going to bed Saturday night, remember to set clocks back one hour in preparation for the end of daylight saving time.
On Sunday, clocks are set back one hour at 2 am local daylight time, which becomes 1 am local standard time.
Can you believe it, it's that time again, time to turn back the clocks this weekend.
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 4 at 2 am Make sure you turn your clocks back 1 hour before bed Saturday night.
We advanced our clocks an hour for Daylight Saving Time.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's SEVEN o'clock SAMPLE time.
Weeknights at about 6 o'clock can be a make-or-break time when it comes to eating well.
Are they on a mission, or are they punching a time clock as entertainers.
Eternal clock could keep time after universe dies.
Nov 04--Spring ahead and fall back : Daylight saving time ended at 2 am Sunday, when clocks should have been turned back one hour.
Clocks ' fall back ' as Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning.
It's that time of year, time to " fall back ," change your clock and maybe get an extra hour of sleep.
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In science:

This can be described as the instantaneous internal time scale of the system and is different from clock or wall time except for linear systems.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
Here dt is the interval of coordinate time measured by a clock at the origin of the system S .
On Proper Time in General Relativity
The preferred parameter in 4D general relativity is the proper time, which has the geometric interpretation of being the arclength along timelike geodesics and the physical interpretation of being the time measured by freely-falling clocks.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
This brings up the question of how the “true” proper time, which is the time measured by freely falling clocks, should be chosen.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
Given the four-velocity field, u, of an observer set O we parametrize the world lines of O with the proper time measured by a clock comoving with each observer (“wrist-watch time”), so that we have gabuaub = uaua = −1; ua is a geodesic reference frame iff in addition it is parallel propagated along itself: ∇uu = 0.
Generalized observers and velocity measurements in General Relativity
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