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noun
  1. 1
    the quantity that you measure using a clock

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    1. a.
      a particular moment during a day, measured on a clock

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    2. b.
      the time in a particular part of the world

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  2. 2
    a particular amount of time

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    1. a.
      a period in someone's life

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    2. b.
      a period in history

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  3. 4
    the time that is available for something

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    1. a.
      the amount of time that you need for a particular activity

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    2. b.
      the amount of time that someone takes to finish a race

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