time stamp

a device for stamping the date and time of day that letters, packages, etc., are received or mailed.


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Main Entry:  time stamp
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a device that records the day and time something is received, modified, or accessed, such as a document; date and time attributes registered for an event, esp. electronic
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Example sentences
In the beginning there was a time stamp so you could tell how long you were
  actually in the maze for.
The software uses the computer's clock as a time stamp.
From the time stamp on each post a clear pattern emerged of his day.
The isotope measurements also time stamp the formation of these meteorites and
  this raises another puzzle.
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