The software uses the computer's clock as a time stamp.
Bats wake up to hunt because their clock tells them it's dusk-summer or winter, no matter.
After six centuries, time has caught up with the world's oldest hand-wound clock.
Check the local tide level at a glance with this personalized tide clock.
That's the ticking of the clock-- although nobody really knows how the telomere clock might control cell division.
To the hands of the clock, it is the face going counterclockwise.
But when one team has had more time to adjust its biological clock than the other, the advantage begins.
Time enters mechanics as a measure of interval, relative to the clock completing the measurement.
There exists an alarm clock that doesn't beg to be thrown against walls and through windows.
You've got to dig through your closet and change clock after clock after clock.
British Dictionary definitions for clock
a timepiece, usually free-standing, hanging, or built into a tower, having mechanically or electrically driven pointers that move constantly over a dial showing the numbers of the hours Compare digital clock, watch (sense 7)
any clocklike device for recording or measuring, such as a taximeter or pressure gauge
the downy head of a dandelion that has gone to seed
an electrical circuit that generates pulses at a predetermined rate
(computing) an electronic pulse generator that transmits streams of regular pulses to which various parts of the computer and its operations are synchronized
1371, clokke, orig. "clock with bells," probably from M.Du. klocke, from M.L. (7c.) clocca "bell," from Celt., probably spread by Irish missionaries, ultimately of imitative origin. Replaced O.E. dægmæl, from dæg "day" + mæl "measure, mark." The slang verb sense of "hit, sock" is 1941, originally Australian, probably from earlier slang clock (n.) "face" (1923). O'clock for of the clock is c.1720.
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clock in Technology
processor A circuit in a processor that generates a regular sequence of electronic pulses used to synchronise operations of the processor's components. The time between pulses is the cycle time and the number of pulses per second is the clock rate (or frequency). The execution times of instructions on a computer are usually measured by a number of clock cycles rather than seconds. Clock rates for various models of the computer may increase as technology improves, and it is usually the relative times one is interested in when discussing the instruction set. (1994-12-16)