Timer meaning

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One who keeps track of time; a timekeeper.
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A timepiece, especially one used for measuring and signaling the end of time intervals, as on a stove.
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A switch or regulator that controls or activates and deactivates another mechanism at set times.
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A device that controls the timing of the sparks that ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine.
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In internal-combustion engines, any part or system designed to control the timing of the spark in the cylinder.
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Any of various devices for timing, or automatically starting and stopping at predetermined times, the operation of some mechanism.
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Someone or something which times.
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A device used to measure amounts of time.
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Any electronic function that causes a device to be able to do something automatically after a preset amount of time.
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Origin of timer

  • From to time + -er.
    From Wiktionary