Definition of timer in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪmə


  • 1An automatic mechanism for activating a device at a preset time: a video timer
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    • Some of these models also provide a greater number of programs, automatic shut-off timers and mechanisms that keep noise to a minimum.
    • The valve-on state can be activated from a remote robotic device when the automatic timer on the unit is off.
    • I refer to those who pre-tear toilet tissue to avoid work on Shabbat, but set automatic timers on the TV to turn on the college football games.
  • 1.1A person or device that measures or records the amount of time taken by a process or activity: the challenge is to play the game with the timer
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    • There was also a countdown timer to measure elapsed time for each question.
    • He has seven lined up in a row, with an electronic timer on each to record how many solid punches can be landed in two minutes.
    • Then, still using your timer, record how long it takes for the star to realign with the stick from one night to the next.
  • 2 [in combination] Used to indicate how many times someone has done something: for most first-timers the success rate is 45 per cent

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