noun Date: 1841 one that times: as a. timepiece; especially a stopwatch for timing races b. timekeeper c. a device (as a clock) that indicates by a sound the end of an interval of time or that starts or stops a device at predetermined times

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  • timer — /ˈtaimer, ingl. ˈtaɪmə(r)/ [vc. ingl., da time «tempo»] s. m. inv. temporizzatore, contatore □ cronometro, cronografo, contasecondi …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • timer — (izg. tàjmer) m DEFINICIJA 1. uređaj za mjerenje, reguliranje ili bilježenje vremena 2. inform. digitalni ugrađeni sat u računalu ETIMOLOGIJA vidi time …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • timer — [tīm′ər] n. 1. a) TIMEKEEPER b) STOPWATCH ☆ 2. in internal combustion engines, any part or system designed to control the timing of the spark in the cylinder 3. any of various devices for timing, or automatically starting and stopping at… …   English World dictionary

  • Timer — A timer is a specialized type of clock. A timer can be used to control the sequence of an event or process. Whereas a stopwatch counts upwards from zero for measuring elapsed time, a timer counts down from a specified time interval, like a sand… …   Wikipedia

  • Timer — Zeitgeber * * * Ti|mer 〈[taıme(r)] m. 3〉 1. Zeitmesser, Zeitschaltuhr, z. B. an einem Videorekorder 2. Terminkalender, Zeitplaner [engl.] * * * Ti|mer [ ta̮imɐ ], der; s, [engl. timer, zu: to time, ↑ timen]: 1. elektronischer Zeitmesser, der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Timer — Als Timer (engl. für Zeitmesser) oder Zeitgeber im engeren Sinne bezeichnet man in der technischen Informatik und der Elektronik einen Steuerbaustein, der zur Realisierung der unterschiedlichsten zeitbezogenen Funktionen sowie in Zählern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Timer — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Timer, du mot anglais time signifiant le temps, peut faire référence à : une minuterie ; Timer, anglicisme utilisé par les plongeurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

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