This category is for questions about the methods humans go about measuring the passage of time. You can also find questions about converting one unit of time to another.
Asked by Xander Hahn in Time, History
Why do we call 12 p.m. noon?
The nickname dates back to the Roman Empire, believe it or not. The Romans had a pretty interesting timekeeping system, dividing the day into four chunks of three hours beginning at 6 a.m. The ninth hour (3 p.m.) was called None and signaled the start of the last section of the day. Over time, the church rituals that happened at None began earlier and earlier (maybe because monks could end their fasts after those rituals). The rest of the story is pretty murky, but at least partially due to these ever-earlier prayers, “noon” meant “midday” by the middle of the 13th century.
What instrument measures time?
Clocks and chronometers? watch, water watch and if non techincal then sun and shadow The instrument used to measure time is called a clock. Time is measured by clocks. watch, water watch and if non techincal then sun and shadow a clock? clock or watch A clock. PW Einstein recommended a clock. An atomic clock. See the related link for more information. As a class, all such instruments are collectively referred to as "clocks". A chronometer. A clock or a watch. A sundial. An hourglass. STOP-WATCH we cannot measure time as it is not a physical quantity... it neither has magnitude nor direction... so it cannot be measured... it can only be seen... hmmm............ a watch is the device used to see time :-) My eyelids. The length of my droopy eyelids tell me it is bedtime Clocks. I use a watch. Clock, stopwatch, pendulum... the list goes on. Hm... I don't know, very hard question. I *think* you use something called....Nah it's too crazy of an idea... Alright fine, I'll say it anyway, I think you use some weird alien device called a timer, or stopwatch? You could either use a watch, a stopwatch, or a clock. Xx livvy xX
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Time, Calendar
How many hours in a month?
That would depend on the month as there are months with 30, 31 and 28 days. Multiply the number of days of the month you want by 24 hrs per day. Hours by Month: January: 744 February: 28 days - 672/ 29 days - 696 March: 744 April: 720 May: 744 June: 720 July: 744 August: 744 September: 720 October: 744 November: 720 December: 744 730.5 hours average per month for a 4 year period which includes 1 leap year.
What is 20 minutes as a decimal?
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