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十二时辰
Simplified 十二时辰
Traditional 十二時辰
Pin Yin
shi2 er4 shi2 chen5
English
  • twelve divisions of the day of early Chinese and Babylonian time-keeping and astronomy
Examples:
1. 直到明末清初(十七世纪),西方机械钟表传人后,我国才改用一天二十四小时的计时法,但十二时辰仍沿用,每个时辰为两小时。
In the Sui and Tang dynasties (AD 581-907), measuring time by the sun's position evolved into a time division by which a day was divided into twelve equal parts, called shichen.