# What does the saying T minus mean?

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## What does the saying T minus mean?

the time remaining

T- (pronounced “T minus”) refers to the time remaining on the official countdown clock. The “T” stands for time. During planned holds in the countdown process (when the countdown clock is intentionally stopped), the T- time also stops.

**What does T minus 4 mean?**

Under normal conditions, these countdowns remain in sync. For example, there is a 15-minute stoppage planned at T minus 4 minutes, which occurs at L minus 19 minutes. Once the stoppage is lifted and the countdown resumes, the clocks will be synced and show 4 minutes remaining.

**What does T minus 10 seconds mean?**

“T minus Time” is a system to mark points at which actions necessary for the launch are planned – this time stops and starts as various hold points are entered, and so doesn’t show the actual time to launch. The last ten seconds are usually counted down aloud “Ten seconds to liftoff.

### Is it T minus or T+?

The “T” stands for the time at which the rocket is scheduled to be launched. T minus 4 minutes and 49 second indicate 4 minutes and 49 second before the launch. This method is also be used as “T-PLUS” which shows the time after the launch.

**Where did the term T minus come from?**

The term ‘T-minus’ is generally used during countdowns to space launches. During a NASA countdown to a rocket launch, ‘T-minus’ translates to ‘Time minus’; the ‘T’ stands for the exact time at which the rocket is scheduled to be launched.

**What is T-minus 2 mean?**

Since its inception at NASA, t-minus has successfully entered the public consciousness as being used for the beginning of a countdown. It’s typically followed by how much is left in the countdown, e.g., T-minus 2 days before we leave for Europe.

## How do you use T-minus?

Used to indicate that a specified amount of time remains before an event is scheduled or expected to take place.

- ‘it’s T-minus 15 days until Mother’s Day’
- ‘at about T-minus 30 seconds the crowd is just going crazy’

**How do you use T minus?**

**What tea means in slang?**

gossip

Best served piping hot, tea is slang for “gossip,” a juicy scoop, or other personal information.

### Why do they spray water on rockets?

A water spray system provides a cushion of water directed down into and around the primary flame hole beneath the solid rocket boosters, and a secondary water spray blocks the path of pressure waves to decrease the intensity of pressure at the launch site.

**What is T-minus example?**

If that time is 45 seconds away, it is said to be ‘T-minus 45 seconds and counting. ‘”

**How do you write T minus time?**

T represents the time of an event. Therefore the correct usage is “T minus x minutes” (whether you write minus or – makes no difference).

## What is the white smoke before a rocket launch?

(All that swirling white “smoke” before a launch is actually the cold liquid oxygen venting out and condensing water vapor in the air1.) And you need to continuously top off any oxygen that does escape before launch. SpaceX is making it even harder on themselves—cooling the oxygen down another 40 to -340 degrees F.

**Where did the phrase T minus come from?**

What does t-minus mean? Created by NASA, the term t-minus is used for countdowns big and small, whether it be a rocket launch or days until the weekend.