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noun [C/U] (PARTICULAR PERIOD)   /tɑɪm/
a particular period of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc., during which something has been happening or is needed or available: [U] The kids are well-behaved most of the time. [C] She was very lonely at that time. [C] They talked for a long time. [U] She spent most of her free time listening to music. [C] It’s unusual to get snow at this time of year. [U] Those kids are over here all the time (= often or continuously). If you pass time, you do something while waiting for something else to happen: [U] While he was waiting, Joe passed the time looking through magazines. Your time in a race is the number of seconds, minutes, and hours you take to complete it: [C] The track was soft, and the times were slow.
(Definition of time noun (PARTICULAR PERIOD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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