• Definition of time

    • (n): the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past  
    • (n): rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time  
    • (n): a person''s experience on a particular occasion; "he had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"  
    • (n): an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"  
    • (n): an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor is his time"  
    • (n): the time as given by a clock; "do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o''clock"  
    • (n): the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event  
    • (n): the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"  
    • (n): a suitable moment; "it is time to go"  
    • (n): a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something; "take time to smell the roses"; "I didn''t have time to finish"; "it took more than half my time"  
    • (v): adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"  
    • (v): regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"  
    • (v): measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; "he clocked the runners"  
    • (v): assign a time for an activity or event; "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"  
    • (v): set the speed, duration, or execution of; "we time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"  

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