standard time

standard time
noun Date: 1879 the time of a region or country that is established by law or general usage as civil time; specifically the mean solar time of a meridian that is a multiple of 15 arbitrarily applied to a local area or to one of the 24 time zones and designated as a number of hours earlier or later than Greenwich time

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  • standard time — UK US noun [U] ► MEASURES the time that is officially used in a country or an area of a country: »In the fall, staff get paid an hour overtime during the return to standard time. → Compare DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME(Cf. ↑daylight saving time), GMT(Cf.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Standard Time — (Einheitszeit in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika). Bis Ende 1883 rechneten die Eisenbahnen der Vereinigten Staaten eine jede für ihr Netz nach Ortszeit. Die hieraus bei der großen Ausdehnung der einzelnen Eisenbahnnetze hervorgehenden… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • standard time — ☆ standard time n. 1. the time in any of the 24 time zones, each an hour apart, into which the earth is divided: it is based on distance east or west of Greenwich, England; the 8 zones of North America (Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain,… …   English World dictionary

  • standard time — n [U] the time to which all clocks in a particular area of the world are set …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • standard time — standard ,time noun uncount the official time in a country or region …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • standard time — the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time,… …   Universalium

  • standard time — noun the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom • Syn: ↑civil time, ↑local time • Hypernyms: ↑time • Hyponyms: ↑Atlantic Time, ↑A …   Useful english dictionary

  • standard\ time — • ST • standard time • slow time noun Clock time that is set by law or agreement in a country or in part of a country; especially, in the United States: the clock time used between fall and spring, which is an hour slower than the time used in… …   Словарь американских идиом

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