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 following time standards are hereby established as a presumptively reasonable time period for the completion of cases in the trial and appellate courts of this state.
Proposing a one-size-fits-all fire response time standard is like deciding how many police officers a city should have based on the number of residents, rather than the number of crimes.
Because the hydrogen maser is more stable than the cesium clock over short periods of time, it is useful as a secondary time standard and for making high-precision frequency measurements.
Eurofounds new report Working time developments in the 21stcentury suggests that if working time standards are mainly left to legislation or to be set unilaterally by employers, people will still tend to work longer hours.