This parking meter shows elapsed time.
An example of elapse is for 45 minutes to go by while sitting in a waiting room.
intransitive verbelapsed′, elaps′ing
Origin of elapsefrom Classical Latin elapsus, past participle of elabi, to glide away from e-, out + labi, to glide, fall: see labor
intransitive verbe·lapsed, e·laps·ing, e·laps·es
Origin of elapseLatin ēlābī ēlāps- ē-, ex- ex- lābī to slip
(third-person singular simple present elapses, present participle elapsing, simple past and past participle elapsed)
From Middle French elapser, from Latin elapsus.