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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who conforms to the prevailing ways and opinions of one's time or condition for personal advantage; an opportunist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who conforms to current opinions, especially for reasons of personal advantage; an opportunist.
  • n. A device, node or program that distributes the correct time to clients in a network.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously compiles with the ruling power; -- now used only in a bad sense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who acts conformably to times and seasons: now generally applied to one who meanly and for selfish ends adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who panders to the ruling power.
  • n. Synonyms See definitions of temporizer and trimmer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage

Etymologies

time +‎ server (Wiktionary)

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