timekeeping

See also: time-keeping

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

time +‎ keeping

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

timekeeping (usually uncountable, plural timekeepings)

  1. The measurement of time, or determining what the local time is.
  2. The quality of being punctual, keeping to a set time.
    • 1959 March, D. Bertram, “An old friend - the 9.7”, in Trains Illustrated, page 141:
      As already indicated, timekeeping is very poor. Point-to-point times are not kept, even with a clear road, and whilst fast running has never been a feature of the route because of the large number of junctions and speed restrictions, this Sunday night lethargy is hard to explain.
    • 1961 October, “Motive Power Miscellany: Scottish Region”, in Trains Illustrated, page 638:
      Our correspondent found that timekeeping had suffered following the substitution of Class 5 4-6-0s on these workings.

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VerbEdit

timekeeping

  1. present participle of timekeep

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