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timbrel an ancient percussion instrument resembling the tambourine.
time a nonspatial system in which events appear to happen in irreversible succession; arrangement of events into past, present, and future. [18 definitions]
time and a half a rate of pay, usu. for overtime work, that is fifty percent higher than that normally paid.
time and motion study an analysis of the motions required to perform a task or carry out an operation, done to reduce the number of movements and conserve time, esp. in industrial production.
time bomb a device consisting of explosives and a timer that allows it to be detonated at a particular time. [2 definitions]
time capsule a container for contemporary documents, records, or artifacts to be buried or otherwise preserved for discovery and study by future generations.
timecard a card listing the record of an employee's work hours, either stamped by a time clock or recorded by the employee.
time clock a clock that records the exact time on a card, used by employees to record the time of their arrival at and departure from work.
time deposit a deposit of funds in a bank which can be withdrawn only at the end of a specified period, or after the depositor has given advance notice.
time exposure a photographic exposure in which the shutter is kept open an unusually long time. [2 definitions]
time-honored respected because of its long use.
time is up used to tell someone that they have no more time in which to continue with what they are doing.
timekeeper an official in an athletic contest who regulates, keeps track of, or records the time for an event or each section of a game. [3 definitions]
time-lapse of, designating, or using a technique for filming a slow process by taking photographs at intervals and then projecting them continuously so that the process appears to be speeded up.
timeless not having a beginning or end; endless; eternal. [2 definitions]
time limit a limit set on the amount or period of time during which some action can or must be taken or completed.
timeline a graphic presentation of a chronology of events and their dates, listed from left to right along a horizontal line or in a vertical column.
time lock a lock attached to a timing mechanism that prevents it from being opened until a specific time.
timely occurring punctually or at just the right moment. [2 definitions]
time off time away from work when one may relax or do other things.
time-out a brief suspension of play in an athletic contest that is not counted in the time allotted for the game. [2 definitions]