Definition of Time scale

1. Noun. An arrangement of events used as a measure of duration. "On the geological time scale mankind has existed but for a brief moment"

Generic synonyms: Continuance, Duration
Specialized synonyms: Extended Time Scale, Slow Time Scale, Fast Time Scale

Definition of Time scale

1. Noun. A series of events used as a rough measure of duration. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Time Scale

time of origin
time of pitch
time of year
time off
time out
time out of mind
time outs
time perception
time period
time plan
time preference
time preferences
time reversal
time reversals
time scale (current term)
time scales
time sense
time series
time served
time sharing
time sheet
time sheets
time shifting
time signal
time signals
time signature
time signatures
time sink
time sinks

Literary usage of Time scale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1910)
"time scale. — A great variety of time scales were used, ... The advantage of the open time scale is that individual vibrations are recorded, ..."

2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1920)
"The space scale is of vital importance to us if we wish to avoid accidents and to survive ; the time scale is as important but in quite another sense: it is ..."

3. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The only satisfactory- explanation is that the time scale to which the observations were ... Since the time scale was based on the rotation of the Earth, ..."

4. Geological Biology: An Introduction to the Geological History of Organisms by Henry Shaler Williams (1895)
"—This new point of view will lead to the separation of the time-scale from the ... The extension of this method of dividing the time-scale results in the ..."

5. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"APPENDIX I GEOLOGIC time scale Geologic time is subdivided into eras, periods, epochs, etc. The corresponding names for the rock bodies are groups, systems, ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1860)
"3 A : ab is a time-scale commencing and ending with '_"-'''. This scale is moveable round a as a centre, and the centre a is also moveable in a horizontal ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"I propose, second, that the conventional time scale, based on the geologic history of Europe, be complemented by a color scale, prismatic but discontinuous. ..."

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