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## What is time?

Time is essentially, the indefinite progress of existence apart from the events & this is one of the most important components that are generally put in to use when measurements related to the events or comparing or converting things is in question. In addition to this, time is also known as the 4^{th} dimension besides the other 3 spatial dimensions.

## Time Converter

However, as far as this time in physics is concerned then it is defined with the help of its measurement that is time which a clock reads. Thus, time can be usually combined mathematically with the other physical quantities in order to derive some concepts like that of the motion, time – dependent fields or even the kinetic energy. Another aspect of time is that before the clocks came in to existence, time was essentially measured with the help of physical processes.

## Units of time

- 1 millennium – 1000 years
- 1 century – 100 years
- 1 decade – 10 years
- 1 lustrum – 5 years
- 1 year – 12 months or 365 days & 366 days in leap years
- 1 month – 28 to 31 days
- 1 fortnight – 14 days or 2 weeks
- 1 week – 7 days
- 1 day – 24 hours
- 1 hour – 60 minutes
- 1 minute – 60 seconds
- 1 second – SI base unit of time
- 1 millisecond – \(\frac{1}{1000}\) seconds
- 1 microsecond – \(\frac{1}{1000,000}\) second
- 1 nanosecond – \(\frac{1}{1000,000,000}\) second
- 1 picosecond -\(\frac{1}{1,000,000,000,000}\) of a second
- 1 femtosecond – \(\frac{1}{1,000,000,000,000,000}\) of a second
- 1 attosecond – \(\frac{1}{1,000,000,000,000,000,000}\) of a second
- 1 Planck time is the smallest measurable unit of time

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### Formula used to convert time

To understand the formula which is used to convert time, it would be better if we checked a few examples which are related to this time converter.

**Example 1:**

\(1 \, minute\,=\,60 \,seconds\)

\(2\, minute\,=\,120 \,seconds\)

\(3\, minute\,=\,180 \,seconds\)

One has to remember the fact that a minute is made up of 60 seconds.

\(240 \, seconds =\, ?\, minutes\)

\(\frac{240}{60}\, =\, 4 \, minutes \)

Therefore, to know the minutes from seconds, you would be required to follow the formula given below –

\(\frac{number\, of\, seconds}{60}\, =\, minutes\)

Formula used to convert minutes to hours

**Example 2:**

\(150 \, minutes =\, ?\, hours \)

\(150 \, minutes \, \times \, \frac{1}{60\, minutes }=\, 2.5\, hours \)

Formula to convert minutes in to hours’ is as follows –

\(minutes\, given \, \times \, \frac{1}{60 \, minutes }=hours\)

Formula when both hours & minutes are in the equation

**Example 3:**

\(3 \, hours\, 9 \, minutes\,= \, ?\, hours\)

\(\Rightarrow 9 \times \,\frac{1}{60}=0.15\, hours\)

\(add \,0.15 \,to \,3 \,hours\,=\,3.15\, hours\)

\(number\, of\, hours\,+\,(minutes \times \frac{1}{60\, minutes})\,=\,hours \)

## How to use this online time converter?

In order to make use of this online time converter, you would be required to select the location from which the time is to be converted & then select the location to which time is to be converted. Click on the convert time tab to know the result.