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 for CPU time
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  processor time
  CPU time
  
      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
     system time.
  
     Compare wall clock time.
  
     (1998-03-13)
  

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