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time signal

[′tīm ‚sig·nəl]
(communications)
An accurate signal which is broadcast by radio and marks a specified time or time interval, used for setting timepieces and for determining their errors; in particular, a radio signal broadcast at accurately known times each day on a number of different frequencies by WWV and other stations.
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ITU is responsible for disseminating time signals by both wired communications and by different radiocommunication services, both space and terrestrial, which are critical for all areas of human activity.
The worldwide coordination of time signals is critical for the functioning and reliability of systems that depend on time, said Francois Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.
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