mean time
noun Date: 1751 time that is based on the motion of the mean sun — called also mean solar time

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  • Mean time — Mean Mean, a. [OE. mene, OF. meiien, F. moyen, fr. L. medianus that is in the middle, fr. medius; akin to E. mid. See {Mid}.] 1. Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes. [1913 Webster] Being of middle age and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mean time — Time Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mean|time — «MEEN TYM», noun, adverb. –n. the time between. SYNONYM(S): interim, interval. –adv. 1. in the time between. 2. at the same time. mean time, time according to the hour angle of the mean sun, constituting the “ordinary time” or “clock time” of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mean time — /ˈmin taɪm / (say meen tuym) noun the time at a given place on earth based on a day of 24 hours; the interval between successive local noons on which local time is based varies and so an average day of 24 hours is used, giving mean time. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mean time — noun a) A variant spelling of meantime. Mean time between failures b) A mean (average) amount of time …   Wiktionary

  • mean time — vidutinė trukmė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. averaged time; mean time vok. mittlere Zeit, f rus. среднее время, n; усреднённое время, n pranc. temps moyen, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • mean time — noun (astronomy) time based on the motion of the mean sun (an imaginary sun moving uniformly along the celestial equator) • Syn: ↑mean solar time • Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology • Hypernyms: ↑time unit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mean time — noun Astronomy another term for mean solar time …   English new terms dictionary

  • mean time — standard time according to the time at Greenwich (England) …   English contemporary dictionary

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