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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Exercises of discrimination, classification and orientation in time and setting, where the student learns to distinguish and put in categories the units of time measurement, days of the week and months of the year.
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