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internal clock

noun
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • He's simply one of those people whose internal clock is off.
  • When someone set the alarm in the internal clock, they would click on a picture of a rooster.
  • Most animals and plants follow an internal clock timed to the rising and setting of the sun--the so-called circadian rhythm.
  • Active kids produce more melatonin, a natural hormone that serves as the body's internal clock and calendar.
  • The exact biochemical origins of this internal clock have been somewhat elusive.
  • But the dancing males better have a good internal clock.
  • However, during the first few days in your new destination, your internal clock can play havoc with your schedule.
  • When time zones are crossed, the body's internal clock is thrown out of sync, resulting in a sluggish feeling.
  • The latter can be especially helpful when the elder's disease process has altered his or her internal clock.
  • Even kids suffer from jet lag and need to reset their internal clock.
Contemporary definitions for internal clock
noun

a person's innate sense of time

noun

biological clock; the system of timing of biological reactions within an organism

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