temporal unit

temporal unit

[′tem·prəl ‚yü·nət]
(geology)
A stratigraphic unit defined in terms of time-related characteristics.
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The Day Abraham sees is not a temporal unit, but Christ the Logos.
In this case, relation stands for a relation between the temporal unit containing the target and that containing the landmark.
In this way, Fillmore (2001) classifies these temporal units in relation to cyclic changes in the environment: measurement units (MUs) which designate temporal spans measurable by certain timekeeping means (e.
He claims that researchers need to pay more attention to geographic and temporal units used in research and need to understand the causes and consequences of nonrandom selection dynamics.
Thompson's analysis of industrial capital's creation, in eighteenth-century England, of a new temporality defined by clocks, homogeneous temporal units, and universal synchrony.
As his deepest interest in physical phenomena was in the temporal order of nature, Bede may have conceived of ONT as "an extended prolegomenon" to OT, a computus which moves upward from the smallest temporal units of moments and hours through days, weeks, months, and years finally to the ages of the world.
Appreciation of variability is required in order to define the basic spatial and temporal units for sampling soil quality indicators and for utilizing indices of soil quality.
The construction of a film out of temporal units is also the subject of Foley Artist, 1996, the most elaborate of Dean's installations - an homage to the behind-the-scenes craft of making sound effects for film, a paean to the apparatus of cinematic hocus-pocus that slyly presents itself in a guise of deadpan analytic sobriety.

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