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mean time

, mean solar time
the time, at a particular place, measured in terms of the passage of the mean sun; the timescale is not precisely constant

mean time

[′mēn ′tīm]
(astronomy)
Time based on the rotation of the earth relative to the mean sun.
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The mean time of duration of Grade 3 motor block in Group B was 102.
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Photographs documenting the passage of the container-cum-clock from London to New York on board a freighter suggested a comedic aspect of Mean Time and underscored Almond's interest in the performative and real-time dimensions to his art.
In the case of the fasted trial, the mean time to fatigue was 109 plus or minus 12 minutes.
Weber Company and womens sportswear designer Greenwich Mean Time, both of which had maintained Manhattan offices for many years.
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After the clocks go forward next month, let''s abandon Greenwich Mean Time and stick with permanent British Summer Time.
Annual Failure Rate (AFR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) are common examples.
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Also new are reports of mean time between alarms for each machine station, mean time between downtime occurrences, mean time to acknowledge alarms, and mean time to get a machine back up and running again; as well as total available machine hours, downtime hours, and idle hours per machine.
Studies of the time they took to turn about after sudden reversals of the magnetic field indicate that the reversal time (which varies by size from one-half second to 50 seconds) is smaller than the mean time of other perturbations that take place in the organisms' environment, and the energy of the magnetic interaction is greater than the thermal disorder energy.

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