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time signal

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of time signal

  • A time-signal contact is also indicated on the selector-circuit diagram of Fig. 490.

    Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2

    Kempster Miller


British Dictionary definitions for time signal

time signal

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