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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Federal State Unitary Enterprise "All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Technical and Radiotechnical Measurements" (FGUP VNIIFTRI) performs the functions of the Main Metrology Center of the State Service of Time and Frequency, ensures the reproduction of the national time scale, and also provides the state needs for reference time and frequency signals and information about the parameters of the Earth's rotation.
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.
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.
Split-seconds chronographs are equipped with an additional seconds hand, which can be stopped independently to measure a "split" time or a reference time.
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.
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).
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.
The average of the two best lap times (the best from each driver) will serve as the reference time for establishing the grid.
Martin blitzed the Doha course, setting the reference time at both checkpoints, before concluding the race in 44:42, a result better than the one posted by nine of the teams who competed in Sunday's time trial.
b) Parameter presented is percent decrease; thus, a negative sign in this table indicates a blood THC concentration increase relative to reference time point's concentration.
This patent covers the embedding of a primary reference time clock and an IEEE 1588 Grandmaster clock inside a small form factor pluggable (SFP) device.
Clock calibration is that devices of distributed system use reference time to synchronize the local clock.