twenty-four-hour clock

noun a method of measuring the time in hours from one to twenty-four, rather than from one to twelve.

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  • twenty-four-hour clock — noun A method of reckoning time by successive periods of twenty four hours, continuing the sequence with 13 after 12 noon • • • Main Entry: ↑twenty …   Useful english dictionary

  • twenty-four-hour — /twɛnti fɔr ˈaʊə/ (say twentee fawr owuh) adjective 1. lasting for one day: a twenty four hour strike; a twenty four hour stomach bug. 2. going on continually; around the clock: twenty four hour security …   Australian English dictionary

  • 12-hour clock — AM/PM redirects here. For the convenience store chain, see ampm. Clock system 12 hour 24 hour midnight (start of day) 12:00* 00:00 12:59 a.m. 00:59   1:00 a.m. 01:00   2:00 a.m. 02:00 … …   Wikipedia

  • 24-hour clock — 24H redirects here. For the Canadian newspaper chain, see 24H (newspaper). 24 hour clock 12 hour clock 00:00 12:00 a.m. (start of day) 12 midnight 01:00 1:00 a.m. 02:00 2:00 a.m. 03:00 3:00 a.m. 04:00 4:00 a.m. 05:00 …   Wikipedia

  • hour — [ aur ] noun *** ▸ 1 60 minutes of time ▸ 2 a long time ▸ 3 time in which you do something ▸ 4 particular time of day ▸ 5 point in history/life ▸ 6 exact time ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clock — clock1 W3S2 [klɔk US kla:k] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Middle Dutch; Origin: clocke bell, clock , from Medieval Latin clocca bell , from a Celtic language] 1.) an instrument that shows what time it is, in a room or outside on a building ▪ The clock on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hour */*/*/ — UK [ˈaʊə(r)] / US [aʊr] noun Word forms hour : singular hour plural hours 1) a) [countable] a period of time that consists of 60 minutes. 30 minutes is usually called half an hour, 15 minutes can be called a quarter of an hour, and 45 minutes can …   English dictionary

  • clock — 1 noun (C) 1 an instrument in a room or on a public building that shows what time it is: The clock was ticking on the mantelpiece. | the clock strikes three/half past four etc: The church clock struck midnight. | the clock says... (=the clock… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hour — [[t]a͟ʊ ə(r)[/t]] ♦ hours 1) N COUNT An hour is a period of sixty minutes. They waited for about two hours... I only slept about half an hour that night. ...a twenty four hour strike... London was an hour away and by the time I arrived the… …   English dictionary

  • Hour — Hour, n. [OE. hour, our, hore, ure, OF. hore, ore, ure, F. heure, L. hora, fr. Gr. ?, orig., a definite space of time, fixed by natural laws; hence, a season, the time of the day, an hour. See {Year}, and cf. {Horologe}, {Horoscope}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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