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for CPU time
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
The amount of time a process takes to run, given
that it has exclusive and uninterrupted use of the CPU.
Note that in a modern computer, this would be very unusual,
and so the processor time calculation for most processes
involves adding up all the small amounts of time the CPU
actually spends on the process.
Some systems break processor time down into user time and
Compare wall clock time.
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