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24-hour clock

noun [S] uk   us   /twen.tiˌfɔː.raʊəˈklɒk/
the system of using 24 numbers instead of twelve to refer to the hours in the day
Translations of “24-hour clock”
in Chinese (Traditional) 24小時制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 24小时制…
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