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Clearly, many branches of science need an exquisite precision of timekeeping and the infinitesimal decimals of calibration, so space launches, for example, are not scheduled for leap-second dates. But society as a whole neither needs that obsessive time measurement nor is well served by it.
Jay Griffiths

Meaning of "timekeeping" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TIMEKEEPING

timekeeping  [ˈtaɪmˌkiːpɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TIMEKEEPING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Timekeeping is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TIMEKEEPING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

timekeeping

History of timekeeping devices

For thousands of years, devices have been used to measure and keep track of time. The current sexagesimal system of time measurement dates to approximately 2000 BC, in Sumer. The Ancient Egyptians divided the day into two 12-hour periods, and used large obelisks to track the movement of the Sun. They also developed water clocks, which were probably first used in the Precinct of Amun-Re, and later outside Egypt as well; they were employed frequently by the Ancient Greeks, who called them clepsydrae. The Shang Dynasty is believed to have used the outflow water clock around the same time, devices which were introduced from Mesopotamia as early as 2000 BC. Other ancient timekeeping devices include the candle clock, used in China, Japan, England and Iraq; the timestick, widely used in India and Tibet, as well as some parts of Europe; and the hourglass, which functioned similarly to a water clock. The sundial, an early clock, relies on shadows to provide a good estimate of the hour on a sunny day. It is not so useful in cloudy weather or at night and requires recalibration as the seasons change.

Definition of timekeeping in the English dictionary

The first definition of timekeeping in the dictionary is the process or activity of timing and recording the duration of a sports event or its component parts. Other definition of timekeeping is if you talk about someone's timekeeping, you are talking about how good they are at arriving in time for things. Timekeeping is also if you talk about someone's timekeeping, you are talking about how good they are at arriving in time for work.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TIMEKEEPING


beekeeping
ˈbiːˌkiːpɪŋ
creeping
ˈkriːpɪŋ
gamekeeping
ˈɡeɪmˌkiːpɪŋ
gatekeeping
ˈɡeɪtˌkiːpɪŋ
goalkeeping
ˈɡəʊlˌkiːpɪŋ
heaping
ˈhiːpɪŋ
housekeeping
ˈhaʊsˌkiːpɪŋ
keeping
ˈkiːpɪŋ
mine-sweeping
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
minesweeping
ˈmaɪnˌswiːpɪŋ
peacekeeping
ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ
reaping
ˈriːpɪŋ
record-keeping
ˈrɛkɔːdˌkiːpɪŋ
safekeeping
ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ
shopkeeping
ˈʃɒpˌkiːpɪŋ
sleeping
ˈsliːpɪŋ
storekeeping
ˈstɔːˌkiːpɪŋ
sweeping
ˈswiːpɪŋ
unsleeping
ʌnˈsliːpɪŋ
weeping
ˈwiːpɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TIMEKEEPING

time-sensitive
time-served
time-share
time-stamp
time-trialling
time-waster
time-wasting
timecard
timed
timekeeper
timeless
timelessly
timelessness
timelier
timeliest
timeline
timeliness
timely
timenoguy
timeous

WORDS THAT END LIKE TIMEKEEPING

book-keeping
camping
double-entry book-keeping
dropping
helping
hopping
landscaping
mapping
overlapping
ping
propping
shipping
shopping
single entry book-keeping
stepping
stopping
stripping
typing
wrapping
yelping

Synonyms and antonyms of timekeeping in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «timekeeping» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TIMEKEEPING

Find out the translation of timekeeping to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of timekeeping from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «timekeeping» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

报时
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cronometraje
570 millions of speakers

English

timekeeping
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

timekeeping
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضبط الوقت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хронометраж
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cronometragem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গণনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chronométrage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketepatan waktu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zeitmessung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タイムキーピング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시간 유지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Timekeeping
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chấm công
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காலங்காட்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टाइमकीपिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zaman tutma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cronometraggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomiar czasu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хронометраж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pontaj
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρονομέτρησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tijdwaarneming
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tidtagning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tidtaking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of timekeeping

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TIMEKEEPING»

The term «timekeeping» is regularly used and occupies the 58.838 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TIMEKEEPING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about timekeeping

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QUOTES WITH «TIMEKEEPING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word timekeeping.
1
Jay Griffiths
Clearly, many branches of science need an exquisite precision of timekeeping and the infinitesimal decimals of calibration, so space launches, for example, are not scheduled for leap-second dates. But society as a whole neither needs that obsessive time measurement nor is well served by it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TIMEKEEPING»

Discover the use of timekeeping in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to timekeeping and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and ...
Drawing on many unique historical sources, ranging from personal diaries to housekeeping manuals, Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift illustrate how a particular kind of common sense about time came into being, and how it developed during this ...
Paul Glennie, Nigel Thrift, 2009
2
Timekeeping
Describes the changing ways of thinking about time, the emergence of the calendar, and the quest for a more accurate means of measuring time.
Rodney Dale, 1994
3
Selling the True Time: Nineteenth-century Timekeeping in America
The book describes the contributions of the railroad industry, university astronomers, clockmakers, and civil and electrical engineers. "Excellent historical account . . . the book tells a fascinating story . . .
Ian R. Bartky, 2000
4
The Mastery of Time: A History of Timekeeping, from the ...
More than a simple chronology, this volume explores the technical resources used to measure time—solar, hydraulic, mechanical, or electrical—just as it explains the key factors behind the major breakthroughs in the science of horology.
Dominique Fléchon, 2011
5
Tools of Timekeeping
Discusses how people told time before clocks, how present-day clocks and calendars were invented, and how to make simple timekeeping devices at home.
Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin, 2005
6
Chronobiology: Biological Timekeeping
Written in a clear style and fully illustrated to elucidate difficult points, the book assumes no previous background in neuroscience or maths and reduces technical terminology to a minimum.
Jay C. Dunlap, Jennifer J. Loros, Patricia J. DeCoursey, 2004
7
Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii and Ostia
For an economy to function efficiently, a society needs to develop basic methods of timekeeping and noting the passage of time. For the Romans, each day was divided into two periods: the time when it was light outside, and the time when it ...
Gregory S. Aldrete, 2004
8
Precision Pendulum Clocks: The Quest for Accurate Timekeeping
The incredible story of how leading clockmakers, primarily of England, struggled to control accurate timekeeping for over 300 years.
Derek Roberts, 2003
9
Cambridge IELTS 8 Student's Book with Answers: Official ...
Summer hours were long, winter ones short; only at the spring and autumn equinoxes. A. Chronicle. of. Timekeeping. Our. conception. of. time. depends. on. the. way. we. measure. it. READING. were the hours of daylight and darkness equal.
Cambridge ESOL, 2011
10
Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time ...
Kids explore how humans have measured the passage of time, from ancient civilizations to the atomic clocks of today.
Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin, Maxine Anderson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TIMEKEEPING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term timekeeping is used in the context of the following news items.
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Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings
Patrick Carlson, George Daglas and Ashvin Lad - all top aides to Rutherford at the time - were told they were being fired for timekeeping abuses, but that was ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
James Caan: 'Timekeeping as important as education'
Former Dragons' Den star James Caan has said "soft skills" such as good timekeeping and team work are as important to business success as formal education. «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Laid back personality type linked to poor timekeeping
You may struggle to be anywhere on time, or have an infuriating friend who is constantly late. Now experts have revealed that the reason for this could be as ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
4
Switzerland's MUDAC Explores Centuries of Timekeeping in New …
The Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains (MUDAC), the only design museum in Switzerland, aims to investigate said poetry of timekeeping ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, May 15»
5
Strontium Atomic Clock Most Precise Timekeeping Device Yet, Say …
The atomic clock was invented at NIST in 1949, and quickly became more accurate than any other timekeeping technologies. They keep time based on the ... «Sci-News.com, Apr 15»
6
NCAA announces upgrade to its replay and timekeeping systems for …
If one were to put together a photo album of images of the current college basketball season, one of the images would have to be of officials huddled around a ... «NBCSports.com, Mar 15»
7
World's Worst Timekeeping Leads To Hail Mary Buzzer-Beater That …
Here's one of the more nonsensical buzzer-beaters you'll ever see. The New Zealand Breakers beat the Perth Wildcats on a miracle heave with one second ... «Uproxx, Feb 15»
8
The intricate art of timekeeping: Luxury meets craftsmanship at SIHH …
Geneva, Switzerland (CNN) The steel-grey Palexpo convention center leans over the freeway leading to Geneva airport. It's an imposing, rectilinear building ... «CNN, Jan 15»
9
Where Art and Timekeeping Meet
With each successive generation of timekeeping device, the goal was improved accuracy. As the decades progressed, however, clocks began to feature more ... «New York Times, Jan 15»
10
Apple Watch webpage updated with new Timekeeping, Connection …
Under Timekeeping, you will find a detailed look at the number of ways users can customize the watchface display. Most prominent are the explanation and ... «SlashGear, Nov 14»

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