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Definition of the noun leap second
What does leap second mean as a name of something?
- a second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation
Alternative definition of the noun leap second
- A second of time added to the year occasionally to compensate for variation in the rate of Earth's rotation relative to the absolute standards of time.
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by Donald Fenna
leap second time A second of time added to the duration of a day, as measured by the atomic clock, to maintain consistency with the ...
Dictionary of Astronomy (1997)
by Martin Ince
Leap second sites in Washington State and Louisiana in the United States, had many technical, financial and political problems laser ranging Use of lasers for precise distance finding. On Earth, surveyors and others use lasers as accurate, ...
by John Daintith, William Gould
leap second See universal ...
leap second an extra second added periodically to official clocks, since very precise modern clocks have shown that the Earth's rotation is slowing down so the ...
by Martin Weik
The added or deleted second is called a leap second. Twice yearly, during the last minute of the day on June 30 and December 31, Universal Time (UT), adjustments may be made to ensure that the accumulated difference between UTC and ...
by Valerie Illingworth
by J.K. Petersen
and leap year/ leap second status. WWVB uses two top-loaded dipole antennas utilizing four ...
The Encyclopedia of Physics (2013)
by Robert Besancon
When UT1 accumulates nearly an entire second error relative to UTC, the UTC clocks are reset one complete second, called a “leap second.” - The rate of rotation of the earth is variable at a few parts in ten to the eighth. (Atomic clocks are ...
by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
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Firefly Astronomy Dictionary (2003)
by John Woodruff
leap second The adjustment of one second in the radio time signal at midnight on June 30 or December 31. By international agreement the ...
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Leap second Meaning
Video shows what leap second means. A second of time added to the year occasionally to compensate for variation in the rate of Earth's rotation relative to the ...
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