time zone


time zone
noun
any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
Hypernyms: ↑zone, ↑geographical zone

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noun
: one of 24 longitudinal zones into which the world has been divided for establishing a regular sequence of time changes, which are each 15 degrees wide, and which each have as standard time throughout its area the time of its central meridian except where variations to maintain national or local uniformity are necessary

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one of the 24 regions or divisions of the globe approximately coinciding with meridians at successive hours from the observatory at Greenwich, England.
[1880-85]

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time zone noun
1. One of 24 longitudinal divisions of the globe, each 15º wide, having a standard time throughout its area
2. A similar zone adapted to a particular country
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Main Entry:time

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time zone UK US noun [countable] [singular time zone plural time zones]
one of the areas that the world is divided into for measuring time
Thesaurus: international time zoneshyponym

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time zone,
a geographical region within which the same standard time is used. The world is divided into 24 time zones beginning and ending with the International Date Line.

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n. see zone (sense 1)

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noun, pl ⋯ zones [count]
: any one of the world's 24 divisions that has its own time
◇ Each time zone is one hour earlier than the time zone directly to the east.

We flew west and landed in a different time zone.

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ˈtime zone [time zone time zones] noun
one of the 24 areas that the world is divided into, each with its own time that is one hour earlier than that of the time zone immediately to the east

a flight crossing several time zones


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