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international atomic time

a system of measuring time based on atomic clocks that measure the second as the basic unit of time in the International System of Units (SI).
Abbreviation: IAT. Unabridged
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International Atomic Time

the scientific standard of time based on the SI unit, the second, used by means of atomic clocks and satellites to synchronize the time standards of the major nations TAI
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