timer
  • An instrument or device utilized to measure time intervals, such as those occurring between events, or that required to complete a given operation.
  • A timer (1) that controls the duration of a pulse, operation, event, process, or the like.
  • A timer (1) utilized to power, or otherwise activate a circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, mechanism, process, or the like.
  • A timer (1) utilized for synchronization purposes.

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