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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrival time, time of arrivalnoun

    the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to arrive at a given destination


  1. time of arrivalnoun

    The time when an airplane, etc, is scheduled to arrive.


  1. Time of arrival

    Time of arrival (TOA or ToA) is the absolute time instant when a radio signal emanating from a transmitter reaches a remote receiver. The time span elapsed since the time of transmission (TOT or ToT) is the time of flight (TOF or ToF). Time difference of arrival (TDOA) is the difference between TOAs.


  1. time of arrival

    Time of arrival, often abbreviated as TOA, refers to the exact time when an event, object, signal, or entity reaches a particular location or point of reference. It is often used in the context of transportation, logistics, telecommunications, and navigation systems to accurately track or measure movements or transmissions.


  1. Time of arrival

    Time of arrival, sometimes called time of flight, is the travel time of a radio signal from a single transmitter to a remote single receiver. By the relation between light speed in vacuum and the carrier frequency of a signal the time is a measure for the distance between transmitter and receiver. However, in some publications the fact is ignored that this relation is well defined for vacuum, but is different for all other material when radio waves pass through. Compared to the TDOA technique, time of arrival uses the absolute time of arrival at a certain base station rather than the measured time difference between departing from one and arriving at the other station. The distance can be directly calculated from the time of arrival as signals travel with a known velocity. Time of arrival data from two base stations will narrow a position to a position circle; data from a third base station is required to resolve the precise position to a single point. Many radiolocation systems, including GPS, use ToA.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of time of arrival in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of time of arrival in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of time of arrival in a Sentence

  1. Geoffrey Carter:

    The infrared looks for a flash from a gunshot and the acoustics listens for the bang, so we get the flash and the bang, and then we cue the operator. The accoustics get us very accurate azimuth, or bearing, to the threat. The combination of knowing the speed of light and the speed of sound, we’re able to get the distance in the time of arrival to the threat.

  2. Christoph Horstel:

    It is smooth sailing conditions and the expected time of arrival will be Thursday.

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