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military time Syllabification: mil·i·tar·y time

Definition of military time in English:


North American
A method of measuring the time based on the full twenty-four hours of the day rather than two groups of twelve hours; the twenty-four-hour clock: at 00:05 (12:05 for those of you who can’t read military time) the assault began
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  • It might also be helpful to have a luminous watch with military time.
  • If you want to convert standard time to military time, add 1200 to any time from 1:00pm to 11:00pm.
  • I accidentally set my ancient Seiko digital watch to military time and can't figure out how to set it back.

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