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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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Fulfilling requirements of mean time between failures of electronic devices
The value of the yearly mean time to failure of the CHP depends on the success state imposed to the CHP.
If we do not fight now to save Greenwich Mean Time, we may not get a second chance, said The Times in an editorial yesterday.
Keith, 66, of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, reckons it will take him a fortnight to put his massive collection back to Greenwich Mean Time.
The residents said moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time would be bad for the economy.
We have Greenwich Mean Time because that is the closest to Meridian Passage for our position on the Earth's surface.
By combining the camera, illumination, decoder and power supplies into a single unit integrated with an internal Ethernet network, downtime is reduced to 75,000 hours mean time between failures.
"In the mean time, John has to work as hard as he can to get himself into a positionwhere he can fight for a place in the team."
Isoma's own real time and meaningful simulation software was used to thoroughly test the system philosophy and integrity with real time and random "mean time between failures" and "mean time to repair" data being built into the simulation model.
However, both the mean time of onset of clinical signs and the mean death time of the Ck/Yamaguchi/7/04 strain were shorter than those of the Dk/Yokohama/aql0/ 03 strain.
Design improvements resulted in a 30 percent to 50 percent increased input/output laser power efficiency, which increased energy output, threat missile jamming capability, mean time between failure, and aircraft survivability.
According to the company, Enterprise RAID 6 is a high performance, high reliability disk array featuring enterprise class, 1.2m hour MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) SATA (E-SATA) disk drives and dual parity RAID 6 data protection.

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