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time unit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n time unit a unit for measuring time periods
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Quotations

  • Lillian Troll
    Lillian Troll
    “Always have some project underway an ongoing project that goes over from day to day and thus makes each day a small unit of time.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”

Usage

In literature:

It relates the activities of the unit from the time they sailed from Newport News, March 30, 1917, until the end of the war.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
Lucretius knew nothing of our time-unit: his unit was the life of a man.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
After a time he met Bradamante again, he left the Saracen religion and became a Christian, and he and Bradamante were united in wedlock.
"Holiday Stories for Young People" by Various
At no time, and in no country, could more virtue and learning have been united.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
What an obstruction could not this bank of the United States, with all its branch banks, be in time of war?
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
To-day they stand upright and united, as in olden times.
"Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer" by Charles Sotheran
The United States was at this time fighting for its life in a civil war of gigantic proportions.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
But each of those units of time in passing brought them nearer to greater danger.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
Mrs. Ravenscroft afterwards became united in marriage to the Resident at the time, Mr. Mordaunt Ricketts, and still lives.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
The time was a few days before the United States had declared war.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II" by Burton J. Hendrick
The first kind of connexion unites times, and the other places.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
Once he had taken the trip to Japan, once to South America, and several times to the United States.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
The United States bided its time.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
By PAUL LELAND HAWORTH, A History of the United States in our own times.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
For a time the citadel was in the hands of an English unit.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
The United States troops at this time were all either in Florida or on the Western frontiers.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
As to the United States alone, the value of our exports is about ten times what it was fifty years ago, and it promises to increase.
"The Navy as a Fighting Machine" by Bradley A. Fiske
We reached France some time after the first units.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
When I was home in the winter of 1915-16, for the first time the border between the United States and Canada drew a line in sharp contrasts.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
During this time in Krushevatz Dr. Inglis and the women in her Unit lived and slept in one room.
"Elsie Inglis" by Eva Shaw McLaren
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In poetry:

The Past and Present here unite
Beneath Time's flowing tide,
Like footprints hidden by a brook,
But seen on either side.
"A Gleam Of Sunshine" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
That time perchance is far, beyond divining.
Till then we drain the `magic cup' apart;
Yet not apart, for hope and memory twining
Smile upon each, uniting heart to heart.
"To J.R." by Robert Fuller Murray
Serene and mild the untried light
May have its dawning;
And, as in summer’s northern night
The evening and the dawn unite,
The sunset hues of Time blend with the soul’s new morning.
"Hampton Beach" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We see how all Nature rejoices around us,
The plants as they spring from the earth seem to smile,
The fresh growing leaves of the groves now surround us,
And soft sounds of Spring-time unite to beguile.
"A Lesson From Nature" by Jared Barhite
"The tricks of olden times are ended now," they said,
And they must show united front to one and all;
"No more will distance keep us down or ranks divide,"
"So help our God!" the three did swear and all decide.
"The Mighty Three" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
This is the time to think of nature’s God,
When birds and fountains, streams and woods, unite
Their various-sounding voices in his praise:
Shall man alone refuse to sing it—yes,
For man, alone, has nought to thank him for.
"The Suicide’s Grave (From The German)" by George Borrow

In news:

In early 2010, for the first time ever, women made up the majority of the United States workforce.
RIM Considers Breakup, Sale of Handset Unit, Sunday Times Says.
This year's Olympic women's weightlifting competition in London marks the first time since the sport's introduction in 2000 that Cheryl Haworth hasn't represented the United States.
It was a different time in the United States.
LONDON — — For now and for all time, the record will show Ashton Eaton of the United States of America won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympic men's decathlon yesterday.
Kennedy was president the last time the United States executed a federal prisoner.
The median price of a home in the United States has now passed $200,000 for the first time in history.
In December, the 333rd Military Police Unit from Freeport thought their time with family and friends was limited.
At that time, AIDS had claimed 100,000 lives in the United States.
New York City Police Department Counter Terrorism Unit officers patrol in Times Square (Timothy A.
Article "United Way Distributes $265,000 in Grant Monies " Is Not Available At This Time.
He trained thoroughbred horses, manufactured hot tubs, sold units in a Colorado time-share project, and worked as an executive at a film company.
"The data has been mixed at times around multivitamins, " said Chris Kocun, vice president of global medical affairs for New York-based Pfizer's consumer health-care unit.
Finding Nemo is the best selling DVD of all time, with 40 million units sold to date.
The action, organized in part by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, was timed for the biggest shopping crowds of the year.
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In science:

Observe the particles of a fixed group during n1+2ε time units after their activation.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
Further assume a steady-state network load and that in every time unit, N β, jobs begin and the same number terminate.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
As with the central model we assume that N β jobs begin and end at random nodes in each time unit.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
The time unit is chosen such that the capacity of each link is one bit per unit time and edges with larger capacity are modeled as parallel edges.
On Random Network Coding for Multicast
A time unit correspond to 2L attempts of exchange.
Statistical Behavior Of Domain Systems
For the IRW and the CRW systems, the Monte Carlo time unit corresponds to a trial to move all the particles of the system.
Statistical Behavior Of Domain Systems
It is clear that the averaged dynamical behavior is captured accurately over 250 time units.
Averaging of Nonlinearity Management with Dissipation
Then, during s time units, {a, c} will not be hit with probability at least 1/2.
On slowdown and speedup of transient random walks in random environment
Then, using the uniform ellipticity, it is straightforward to obtain that, waiting C22n time units more (with large enough C22), one of the newly created (in this recurrent seed) particles will hit x0 with probability at least 1−e−C23 n, and this implies (6).
Survival time of random walk in random environment among soft obstacles
Rt∈Zsampler However, if discrete domains are adopted, subtle semantic issues related to the approximation of the coarser time unit may arise.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Typical examples of such formulas may express properties such as “if event p occurs now then event q will follow in the future within t time units”.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Consider, for instance, a system that delivers an unbounded sequence of events pk, for k ∈ N; each event pk happens exactly tk time units after the previous one (i.e., pk−1 ).
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
If it is free and a low-priority request is received, the resource is granted after two time units.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
First, after any request has been granted, the resource must be released within 100 time units.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The latter can fire at any time between 0 and 2 time instants after it has become enabled, thus expressing the fact that the request is served within 2 time units.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
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