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Definition of "timer" []

  • One who keeps track of time; a timekeeper. (noun)
  • A timepiece, especially one used for measuring and signaling the end of time intervals, as on a stove. (noun)
  • A switch or regulator that controls or activates and deactivates another mechanism at set times. (noun)
  • A device that controls the timing of the sparks that ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "timer" in a sentence
  • "I can't imagine why the date would be wrong .... timer: = DateParse ( "% actions2%") msgbox, % timer%"
  • "Add event listeners to our MXML components, get our timer to start working and get Flickr to recognize our account. void {_sndChannel = new SoundChannel; _sndTransform = new Timer (3000); _timer. addEventListener (TimerEvent."
  • "The last version of the function in that thread (posted by timer: = DateParse ( "07/20/2009 09: 47: 17 AM"); = 20090720094717 msgbox, % timer%"