Mean Time

Science / Tides and Currents / Mean Time: Time based upon the hour angle of the mean sun as distinguished from apparent time which is based upon the position of the real Sun. The difference between apparent and mean time is known as the equation of time.

Other Words for Mean

Mean Verb Synonyms: portend, show, foretell, foreshadow, promise, presage, augur, herald
Mean Noun Synonyms: intend, design, purpose, plan, aim, have in mind, contemplate, have in view, want, wish, expect, hope, be motivated by, have as justification
Mean Adjective Synonyms: denote, signify, indicate, note, specify, designate, represent, betoken, signal, carry, convey, drive at, refer to, allude to, communicate, express, bring out, get over or across, imply, suggest, connote, intimate, hint (at)

Other Words for Time

Time Noun Synonyms: period, interval, stretch, spell, patch

Mean Sun

Science / Tides and Currents / Mean Sun: A fictitious sun which is assumed to move in the celestial equator at a uniform speed corresponding to the average angular speed of the real Sun in the ecliptic, the mean sun being alternately in adva MORE

Apparent Time

Science / Tides and Currents / Apparent Time: Time based upon the true position of the Sun as distinguished from mean time, which is measured by a fictitious Sun moving at a uniform rate. Apparent time is that shown by the sundial, and its noon i MORE

Equation Of Time

Science / Tides and Currents / Equation Of Time: Difference between mean and apparent time. From the beginning of the year until near the middle of April, mean time is ahead of apparent time, the difference reaching a maximum of about 15 minutes ne MORE

Universal Time

Science / Astrology / Universal Time: Greenwich Mean Time. MORE

Solar Time

Science / Tides and Currents / Solar Time: Time measured by the hour angle of the Sun. It is called apparent time when referred to the actual Sun and mean time when referred to the mean Sun. It is also classified as local, standard, or Greenwi MORE


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