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Clock

Meanings and phrases

clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a timepiece that shows the time of day

clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; time

against the clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. as fast as possible; before a deadline; against time
E.g.
  • Cars compete against the clock, and start at the same time.
  • The player has to race against the clock to post the most goals in the fastest time.
  • The simulation allows the player to drive a Ferrari against the clock at a race track.

alarm clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time; alarm
E.g.
  • Other features found may be a telephone, an alarm clock, and a TV.
  • At 08:00 that night, Porky sets the alarm clock as Gabby complains about having to go to bed early.
  • The next morning, Porky and Gabby are shown sleeping in the drawers when the alarm clock goes off at 06:00.

ammonia clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an atomic clock based on vibrational frequency of the nitrogen atom in the ammonia molecule

analog clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial

around the clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without stopping; for 24 hours; round the clock
E.g.
  • Men worked around the clock for the anticipated battle.
  • Czolgosz was arrested, and interrogated around the clock.
  • In January 1980, KDWN began broadcasting talk around the clock.

atomic clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules

biological clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an innate mechanism in living organisms that controls the periodicity of many physiological functions

caesium clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an atomic clock based on the energy difference between two states of the caesium nucleus in a magnetic field

clock dial

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day; clock face

clock face

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day; clock dial
E.g.
  • On the west side of the tower is a blue clock face.
  • On the south side is a small window and a clock face.
  • There is another painted panel, formerly a clock face, dated 1719.

clock golf

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a form of golf in which you putt from positions arranged on the circumference of a circle around the hole

clock in

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. register one's arrival at work; punch in; clock on

clock off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. register one's departure from work; clock out; punch out

clock on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. register one's arrival at work; clock in; punch in

clock out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. register one's departure from work; punch out; clock off

clock pendulum

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a physical pendulum used to regulate a clockwork mechanism

clock radio

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a radio that includes a clock that can be set to turn it on automatically

clock time

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a reading of a point in time as given by a clock; time

clock tower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tower with a large clock visible high up on an outside face
E.g.
  • It is unknown when Bitola's clock tower was built.
  • The romanesque clock tower is from the 12th Century.
  • The clock tower was unveiled on 31 October 1888.

clock up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. record a distance travelled; on planes and cars; log up

clock watcher

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time

cuckoo clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo

digital clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock that displays the time of day digitally

electric clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock using a small electric motor

grandfather clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case; longcase clock

longcase clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case; grandfather clock

pendulum clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock regulated by a pendulum

round the clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. without stopping; around the clock; for 24 hours
E.g.
  • It is guarded by military round the clock.
  • Between them, the Allies could mount "round the clock" bombing.
  • The institute has high bandwidth (8 Mbit/s) Internet connectivity round the clock.

shepherd 's clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. weedy European annual with yellow flowers; naturalized in United States; meadow salsify; goatsbeard; Tragopogon pratensis
n.
  1. the clock time given by a clock carried on board a spacecraft; SCLK

system clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a time-of-day clock in a computer system
  2. an electronic device in a computer that issues a steady high-frequency signal that synchronizes all the internal components

time clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. clock used to record the hours that people work

turret clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock with more than one dial to show the time in all directions from a tower

wall clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a clock mounted on a wall

water clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. clock that measures time by the escape of water; clepsydra; water glass

clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A quick clean-up brings the evening to a close about eleven o’clock.
  • At 3 o’clock in the morning, Suna and Ipek went there to pick them up.
  • He gave the inmates till five o’clock to get out their personal effects.

o clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A quick clean-up brings the evening to a close about eleven o’clock.
  • At 3 o’clock in the morning, Suna and Ipek went there to pick them up.
  • He gave the inmates till five o’clock to get out their personal effects.

clock speed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It has and operates at up to for clock speed.
  • The LDOS 5.3 update supports SYSTEM (FAST) to enable the Model 4's 4 MHz clock speed.
  • It had a basic clock speed of 150 kHz and consumed about 4000 watts of electric power.

game clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A ten-second runoff was administered, and the game clock expired.
  • Baseball has no game clock, although most games end in the ninth inning.
  • The "game timekeeper" is responsible for stopping and starting the game clock.

shot clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For the Masters series events the ATP introduced a shot clock.
  • A shot clock of 45 seconds is used with one extension for each player per rack.
  • The 13 points included a shot clock buzzer beater in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

circadian clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The circadian clock modulates many physiological rhythms.
  • The failure of entrainment is explained by the loss of photic input to the circadian clock.
  • Constant routine protocols have been criticized due to evidence that the conditions necessary for the protocol themselves influence the circadian clock.

clock rate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The usual method reduces the CPU's clock rate.
  • The constant is chosen to make the clock rate at infinity equal to 1.
  • It runs with a 6.144 MHz clock rate and adds 256KB of memory that could be used as a RAM disk.

clock faces

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The original city hall clock had four clock faces, each in diameter and made of crushed glass.
  • Around the base of the dome are four clock faces, each of which is supported by a lion and unicorn.
  • The bell stage has Doric flat pilasters and an entablature, 2-light louvred bell openings, and clock faces.

off the clock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Tech was forced to punt, but only after they bled 5 minutes off the clock.
  • Oklahoma scooped up the ensuing onside kick and ran the final six seconds off the clock.
  • In the third quarter, Vanderbilt, chewed up the clock, combining on short passes and running the ball, cutting nine minutes off the clock in a 25-play drive.

clock cycle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • All instructions (including 8*8 bit multiplication) are executed in 1 clock cycle.
  • MEMORY STEP, a misnomer, caused the CPU to run through a single clock cycle and halt.
  • The zEC12 chip can decode three instructions and execute seven operations in a single clock cycle.

clock signal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The register was clocked by the clock signal of the system it was running on.
  • For example, a clock signal is subject to the delays of any other electrical signal.
  • The process of extracting the clock signal from the data stream is where jitter is introduced.

clock frequency

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For example, the internal clock frequency of the original IBM PC was 4.77 MHz, that is .
  • It uses differential pairs at 625 MHz clock frequency DDR for TX and RX data and TX and RX clocks.
  • The bit clock frequency is the product of the sample rate, the number of bits per channel and the number of channels.
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