24 hour clock


24 hour clock
24 hour clock
n
a clock, or a system of telling the time, according to which, for example, one ↑o'clock
in the afternoon is called 1300 hours (pronounced "13 hundred hours")
The trains run according to the 24 hour clock.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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