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unit of time


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unit of time a unit for measuring time periods
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  • 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.”


In literature:

After he had finished his first season of work as sheriff and as United States marshal, Garrett ranched it for a time.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
The clergy at the South were by this time generally united in the defense of slavery.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
The entire population is about three times that of the United States.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
There are, at the same time, other unitizing conceptions of the god-idea.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
I commenced a deliberate system of time-killing, which united some profit with a cheering-up of the heavy hours.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
For a long time Asia sent most of the silk to the United States.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
By the time the Declaration was signed the mountain people constituted one sixth of the settlement of the United States.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Salvage was left very much at this time to the discretion of the commanders of infantry units.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
At the present time there are probably millions of people in the United States to whom the animal is known only by description.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The foreign relations of the United States were at this time peculiar and somewhat anomalous.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Is the interval which elapses between two successive meridian transits of the sun, and is the unit of time in common use.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Whether the United States will be the more prosperous for this conquest, is a question of time alone.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
At the same time the West Indies had begun to suffer from the competition of the United States.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
In their manners they unite all the careless gayety and amiable hospitality of the best times of France.
"Lewis and Clark" by William R. Lighton
The United States at this time is not in a position to oppose our troops with an army of equal rank.
"Operations Upon the Sea" by Franz Edelsheim
Jefferson was at that time in his second term as President of the United States.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Firing and timing mechanisms were contained in each unit: he would only have to set one of them.
"Under Arctic Ice" by H.G. Winter
A dozen units of time and mechanism have to mesh perfectly.
"The Big Tomorrow" by Paul Lohrman
In times of plenty, when resources are not yet exhausted, men's lives diverge and the individual is the unit of thought and feeling.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
There were at that time two outstanding agricultural colleges in the United States, that of Massachusetts and that of Michigan.
"History of Farming in Ontario" by C. C. James

In poetry:

May this child of time unite
Earth and heaven in blest accord,
Heathen nations see the light
From the cross of Christ our Lord.
"Daybreak" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Come join us, then! Leave war and war's alarms,
And grasp the hand of peace and amity.
While still there's time, Comrades, lay down your arms!
Let us unite in true fraternity!
"The Scythians" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
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:

Pawning in America is something we all seem to know something about, in modern times, but many of us are not familiar with the history of our beloved industry in the United States.
A third attempt at the $160,000 50th Annual People's United Bank Milk Bowl will be run at Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl on Oct 28 with a post time of 1 p.m.
The "30 Rock" star says of those that want to leave the United States post-Obama re-election: "It's amazing, because we actually agree on something for the first time.".
The nation of South Korea is expected to have internet speeds 200-times what we have here in the United States by the end of the year.
North Korea rattled the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time, using the kind of technology that appears to demonstrate it can develop a missile capable of hitting the United States.
Michael Zamora/Caller-Times Officer Veronica Frakes handcuffs a driver in August after members of the Corpus Christi gang unit pulled over a car with a known gang member inside.
I am going to discuss problem solving at the personal, company or unit level, in situations where you have neither the luxury of time, distance, nor distance to shield you from the impact of your problem-solving decisions.
Since 1989, DNA testing has led to the exonerations of 289 convicts in the United States - 17 of whom had served time on death row.
The findings put the number of rapes at 26 times higher than a previous report from the United Nations, which said the number was 15,000 for the same period.
RARE, a new feature documentary, follows an inspiring and extraordinary mother in a race against time as she unites a group of isolated people from around the world in a quest to cure her daughter's rare genetic disease.
It has been a very long time since we have seen protesters in the streets of the United States.
This time God has personally told him who will be the next president of the United States.
Opposition to the so-called Ground Zero Mosque reached the height of absurdity this week when a Washington Times op-ed argued that its construction portends The United States of Arabia.
Article courtesy of New York Times via The Rundown The rate of suicide in the United States rose sharply during the first few years since the start of the recession, a new analysis has found.
RFK could be the difference for D.C. United endured a stretch of 37 games spanning four seasons that turned the home of the four-time MLS Cup champions, RFK Stadium, into a vacation spot for opponents.

In science:

Note that the fractional transition rates w(~r) have units of (1/time)α .
On Fractional Diffusion and its Relation with Continuous Time Random Walks
The interval between successive waves, taken here as the unit of time, corresponds to η in the turbulent case.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
Another way is to calculate the autocorrelation function and from it, the correlation time τ ⋆ in units of MCSS.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Time is shown at each panel in units of 1 Myr.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
So in our system, in one unit of time we perform BL Monte Carlo steps.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
We find the dynamical time by first assigning units of length and velocity.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
So in our system, in one unit of time we perform N Monte Carlo steps.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
In this simulation one Monte Carlo step is equivalent to one unit of time.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems
The effective area is defined as the ratio of detected neutrinos per unit of time over the incident neutrino flux.
ANTARES Status & Milestones : News from Deep-Sea
Here the time passed from the beginning of the calculation in units of t = Porb/2π is shown on the x axis.
3D Gasdynamic Modelling of the Changes in the Flow Structure During Transition From Quiescent to Active State in Symbiotic Stars
We choose a time interval unit of 100 years for comparison of chemical history with supernova event rates.
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
Consider a plane tree τ ∈ Tn (see Figure 2), and a fly walking around the tree τ clockwise, starting from the root, at the speed 1 edge per unit of time.
Asymptotics of Bernoulli random walks, bridges, excursions and meanders with a given number of peaks
All quantities are expressed in dimensionless form using R2 as the unit of length and Ω−1 1 as the unit of time.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
On the other hand, R and H are defined per unit of time.
A new model for competition between many languages
Discussion and Conclusion: Many parameters of the present formalism are not crucial for the size distribution of languages in Fig. 4; and, one of the parameters could be dropped, i.e. absorbed with the unit for time.
A new model for competition between many languages