Definition of Leap second

1. Noun. A second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation.

Generic synonyms: S, Sec, Second



Definition of Leap second

1. Noun. A second of time added to the year occasionally to compensate for variation in the rate of Earth's rotation relative to the absolute standards of time. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leap Second

leanness
leannesses
leans
leant
leanwash
leany
leap
leap-of-faith
leap-year
leap day
leap days
leap frog
leap in the dark
leap of faith
leap out
leap second (current term)
leap seconds
leap to mind
leap year
leap years
leapable
leaped
leaper
leapers
leapest
leapeth
leapfrog
leapfrog position
leapfrogged
leapfrogger

Literary usage of Leap second

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1. Transactions by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1830)
"PITCH OF HEED, 4.87- FIRST LEAP. SECOND LEAP. Here the flattening is almost insensible at the mouth of the tube, ..."

2. American Journal of Education (1862)
"A difference of level between the point of departure and the fall modifies considerably the extent of the leap. Second. During the leap the breathing must ..."

3. Military Schools and Courses of Instruction in the Science and Art of War in by Henry Barnard (1862)
"A difference of level between the point of departure and the fall modifies considerably the extent of the leap. Second. During the leap the breathing must ..."

4. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"... day, and hour numbers for Coordinated Universal Time; and even a number indicating a possible leap second adjustment at the end of the current month. ..."

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