time signal


noun

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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Origin of time signal

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for time signal

time signal

noun

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