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What is time?

I was thinking the other day that we all measure time by the distance around a center axis. Our earth time is measured by the length of days to orbit the sun as our axis. Our solar system rotates around an axis as do other galaxies. So my thought was how does time get measured at the central point of the measured axis? What is time in the very center of any axis? Can it be measured? Just thinking.

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  • Jul 30 2011: Time and space are not "conditions" in which we live but modes by which we reason. We have chosen to label distance travelled in some dimension outside of/ or entwined in x,y,z Time. Based on some assumptions at atomic levels.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second

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