What is time?

  • (noun): An instance or single occasion for some event.
    Example: "This time he succeeded"
    Synonyms: clip
    See also — Additional definitions below

Time

Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them. Time has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining it in a manner applicable to all fields without circularity has consistently eluded scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business, industry, sports, the sciences, music, dance, and the live theater all incorporate some notion of time into their respective measuring systems. Some simple, relatively uncontroversial definitions of time include "time is what clocks measure" and "time is what keeps everything from happening at once".

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Some articles on time:

Dallas Cowboys - Rivalries - Washington Redskins
... by Sports Illustrated the top NFL rivalry of all time and "one of the greatest in sports." The two teams' storied rivalry goes back to 1960 when the two clubs ... Since that time, the two teams have met in 100 regular season contests and two NFC Championships ... Dallas leads the regular season all-time series 61–40–2, and the Redskins lead the all-time playoff series 2–0 ...
Unix Time
... Unix time, or POSIX time, is a system for describing instances in time, defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since midnight Coordinated ... It is neither a linear representation of time nor a true representation of UTC ... Unix time may be checked on some Unix systems by typing date +%s on the command line ...
Weighted Mean - Decreasing Strength of Interactions
... Consider the time series of an independent variable and a dependent variable, with observations sampled at discrete times ... In many common situations, the value of at time depends not only on but also on its past values ... the strength of this dependence decreases as the separation of observations in time increases ...
Alfred Korzybski - Early Life and Career
... Korzybski was born in Warsaw, Poland which at that time was part of the Russian Empire ... he proposed and explained in detail a new theory of humankind mankind as a "time-binding" class of life (humans perform time binding by the transmission of knowledge and ...
J. R. R. Tolkien - Biography - World War I - Home Front
... It was at this time that Edith bore their first child, John Francis Reuel Tolkien ... – but she was the source of the story that in time became the chief part of the Silmarillion ... in a small woodland glade filled with hemlocks at Roos in Yorkshire (where I was for a brief time in command of an outpost of the Humber Garrison in 1917, and she was able to live with me for a while) ...

More definitions of "time":

  • (verb): Adjust so that a force is applied an an action occurs at the desired time.
    Example: "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
  • (noun): The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned.
    Example: "He is doing time in the county jail"
    Synonyms: prison term, sentence
  • (noun): A period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something.
    Example: "Take time to smell the roses"; "I didn't have time to finish"; "it took more than half my time"
  • (noun): The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past.
  • (noun): A suitable moment.
    Example: "It is time to go"
  • (noun): The fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event.
    Synonyms: fourth dimension
  • (noun): An indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities).
    Example: "He waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor is his time"
  • (verb): Set the speed, duration, or execution of.
    Example: "We time the process to manufacture our cars very precisely"
  • (noun): A person's experience on a particular occasion.
    Example: "He had a time holding back the tears"; "they had a good time together"
  • (verb): Measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time.
    Synonyms: clock
  • (noun): The time as given by a clock.
    Example: "Do you know what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock"
    Synonyms: clock time
  • (verb): Assign a time for an activity or event.
    Example: "The candidate carefully timed his appearance at the disaster scene"
  • (noun): Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time.
    Synonyms: meter, metre
  • (verb): Regulate or set the time of.
    Example: "Time the clock"

Famous quotes containing the word time:

    Say, what abridgement have you for this evening?
    What masque, what music? How shall we beguile
    The lazy time if not with some delight?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I take enormous pleasure every time I see something that I’ve done that cannot be wiped out. In some way ... I guess it’s a protest against mortality. But it’s been so much fun! It’s the curiosity that drives me. It’s making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.
    Deborah Meier (b. 1931)

    I should not urge thy duty past thy might.
    I know young bloods look for a time of rest.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)