an imaginary sun moving uniformly in the celestial equator and taking the same time to make its annual circuit as the true sun does in the ecliptic.
an imaginary sun moving along the celestial equator at a constant rate and completing its annual course in the same time as the sun takes to move round the ecliptic at a varying rate. It is used in the measurement of mean solar time
A hypothetical Sun defined as moving at a uniform rate along the celestial equator at the mean speed with which the real Sun apparently moves along the ecliptic, used in computing the mean solar day.
[ment] /mɛnt/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of 1 . [meen] /min/ verb (used with object), meant, meaning. 1. to have in mind as one’s purpose or intention; intend: I meant to compliment you on your work. Synonyms: contemplate. 2. to intend for a particular purpose, destination, etc.: They were meant for […]
[meen-tahym] /ˈminˌtaɪm/ noun 1. the intervening : The party is Tuesday, but in the meantime I have to shop and prepare the food. adverb 2. . /ˈmiːnˌtaɪm/ noun 1. the intervening time or period, as between events (esp in the phrase in the meantime) adverb 2. another word for meanwhile n. also mean time, mid-14c., […]
- Mean time between failures
specification (MTBF, or “Mean Time Between Faults”) The average time (usually expressed in hours) that a component works without failure. It is calculated by dividing the total number of failures into the total number of operating hours observed. The term can also mean the length of time a user may reasonably expect a device or […]
- Mean time between faults
Mean Time Between Failures