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time signal

a signal sent electrically or by radio to indicate a precise moment of time as a means of checking or regulating timepieces.
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First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • During the voyage in daytime he would at one time signal to "sail in column," and at another signal "abreast in line."

    Hellenica Xenophon
British Dictionary definitions for time signal

time signal

an announcement of the correct time, esp on radio or television
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