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Definition of "clocks" []

  • A timepiece, usually free-standing, hanging, or built into a tower, having mechanically or electrically driven pointers that move constantly over a dial showing the numbers of the hours (noun)
  • Any clocklike device for recording or measuring, such as a taximeter or pressure gauge (noun)
  • The downy head of a dandelion that has gone to seed (noun)
  • An electrical circuit that generates pulses at a predetermined rate (noun)
  • An electronic pulse generator that transmits streams of regular pulses to which various parts of the computer and its operations are synchronized (noun)
  • To strike, esp on the face or head (verb)
  • To see or notice (verb)
  • To record (time) as with a stopwatch, esp in the calculation of speed (verb)
  • To feed a clock pulse to (a digital device) in order to cause it to switch to a new state (verb)
  • Plural form of clock. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of clock. (verb)

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Use "clocks" in a sentence
  • "For you know -- or will learn -- that there are clocks _and clocks_."
  • "Not forgetting to reset the clocks is a challenge everyone has to master, but the switch to or from daylight saving poses extra challenges for tech-laden travellers."
  • "Learning conversational Spanish and re-setting their "internal clocks" is more difficult."