reference time

reference time

[′ref·rəns ‚tīm]
(computer science)
The instant near the beginning of switching that is chosen as a reference for time measurements in a digital computer.
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Comic characters are helpless to Time's natural rhythm, and Cartwright notes that the comedies self-consciously reference time far more than do the tragedies.
We sequentially include N neighbors from the randomly selected reference time series data in the neighborhood set.
On top of this there are displays of lap and sector times and also the respective difference for a reference time - the map display can be switched from 2D to 3D and updated online.
The active substance of EndolucinBeta is no-carrier-added (n.c.a.) Lutetium (177Lu) chloride, which provides the highest specific activity of more than 3,000 GBq/mg at Activity Reference Time (ART), whereas the day of ART can be flexibly selected by the customer.
The received view among philosophers treats will as a tense: in "Cynthia will pass her exam," "will" shifts the reference time forward.
To compare dosing patterns of rocuronium, we used the RDAC method, which is a pharmacometric calculation method (7) employing both the administered repetitive individual drug doses (mg k[g.sup.-1]) and the timing of each drug administration in relation to a defined reference time. As reference time for the RDAC calculations we used the time of extubation.
The time step (dt) in this example is 5.0 sec, and the reference time (refTime) is 1378478942.2 sec.
Split-seconds chronographs are equipped with an additional seconds hand, which can be stopped independently to measure a "split" time or a reference time. They are recognizable by the additional pushbutton they bear.
"One of the problems in [multi-]DOF time waveform replication is the inversion of the system transfer function matrix [that is] required for the convolution with the reference time history matrix.
The OT of PAVMs was calculated by subtracting the reference time recorded on the nonsubtracted image that was obtained immediately after placement of the vascular plug, from the reference time recorded on the angiogram that showed total occlusion of the PAVM.
Central to Cohens explanation of the BH verbal system in general is Reichenbachs (1947) concepts of reference time and relative tense (see also Comrie 1985: 36, 58), in the application of which to BH Cohen follows Hatav (1997).