Time Standard


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Time Standard

A legal or customary measure of the rate at which time passes. Most time standards are based upon the earth's rotation, that is, upon the passage of days. Nearly all modern time standards divide time into seconds, minutes and hours.
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The committee also proposes new subdivision (e)(1)(G), a time standard for permanency proceedings.
switched to a new type of timekeeping technology--the atomic fountain clock--as the nation's primary time standard (SN: 8/7/99, p.
That group will evaluate the mission of the 1200 Committee and determine if and how the process for developing a national response time standard will proceed, a review process that could take up to two years to complete.
Ramsey's approach of imposing two separate, oscillating electromagnetic fields on an atomic beam to induce energy-level transitions formed the basis for the cesium atomic clock, which sets the present time standard.
Such a scheme may form the basis of an atomic clock for establishing a time standard.
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