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time measurement

[′tīm ‚mezh·ər·mənt]
(horology)
A process that consists in counting the repetitions of any recurring phenomenon and, if the interval between successive recurrences is sensible, in subdividing it.
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Three themes frame this interesting, slightly uneven book: first, the movement towards standardization of public timekeeping in the nineteenth-century United States; second, the development of technologies for time measurement, distribution, and synchronization; and third, the role of private (usually college or university) observatories in distributing public time, and their efforts to use time-services as a source of income for their research activities.
The AST-100 viscometer's real time measurement, choice of 4-20 mA, RS-232 or RS-485 signal outputs and rugged 316 stainless steel construction make it a high-performing and cost-effective control instrument, according to the literature.