mean time definition

  • noun:
    • Time assessed with regards to the mean sunshine, providing equal 24-hour times throughout every season.
    • A variant spelling of meantime.
    • A mean (average) timeframe.
    • See under 4th suggest.
    • (astronomy) time on the basis of the movement for the mean sunshine (an imaginary sun going uniformly over the celestial equator)
  • adjective:
    • time as assessed by an equable movement, at the time of a fantastic clock, or as reckoned regarding supposition that all the days of the year are of a mean or uniform length, in contradistinction from obvious time, or which actually suggested because of the sunlight, and from sidereal time, or that calculated by the movie stars.

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