absolute time


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absolute time

[′ab·sə‚lüt ′tīm]
(geology)
Geologic time measured in years, as determined by radioactive decay of elements.
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A grandmaster clock based on GPS can be integrated to serve as an absolute time source when one or more data acquisition systems are not in the same network but the resulting data needs to be analyzed quickly.
the Federal Circuit found that claims to a "method for calculating an absolute position of a GPS receiver and an absolute time of reception of satellite signals" constituted patentable subject matter.
a special BBC programme to mark 10 years in the conflict - that the Army was "committed to deliver against that timeline - whether or not it turns out to be an absolute time line or more conditions based approach nearer the time, we shall find out.
From Bill Gates to Sarah Palin to Yao Ming to Joe Smith, we see the world as three infinite and absolute spatial dimensions moving uniformly through absolute time in one direction.
The importance [of the new findings] is not the absolute time estimates we found; it's the magnitude of the difference," she said.
The unit finally selected for the SAAO's time service allows an EPROM change to alter its algorithm from position-priority to time-priority, yielding nano-second absolute time accuracy.
Newton's choice emphasizes two significant aspects of nature: (1) absolute time and space are the essential qualities that apply universally to all things; (2) relative time and space are defined essentially in terms of motion.
Identifying the "strange attractors" of sex and death in the novel, the non-linear temporality of the novel combines the time of events, the time of writing, and the time of reading in a complex narrative system that undermines notions of linear and absolute time.
Cutoffs eliminate slow RTs by excluding data longer than some absolute time, some percentage of the data, or data that are some proportion of standard deviations above the mean.