daylight saving time


Definition of daylight saving time

: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

called also daylight saving, daylight savings, daylight savings time, daylight time

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A month earlier, Washington legislators adopted year-round daylight saving time. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, "Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows," 17 Aug. 2019 The Oregon measure would establish year-round daylight saving time across the state, with the exception of Malheur County in eastern Oregon, which is on Mountain Time and will continue changing the clocks. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Oregon joins Washington, moves toward permanent daylight saving time," 7 June 2019 Supporters noted that some studies suggest that daylight saving time changes can lead to an increase in heart attacks and car accidents. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Daylight saving time starts this weekend — even though some Texas lawmakers tried to stop it," 7 Mar. 2018 Federal law doesn’t mandate that states follow daylight saving time. Brian Resnick, Vox, "California voters reject the tyranny of daylight saving clock changes," 7 Nov. 2018 With daylight saving time fast approaching—and darkness settling in earlier with each passing week—suddenly even the most ardent worker bees can struggle to make it from nine to five without multiple cups of coffee. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "These Natural Energy Boosters Are the Cure for a Midday Slump," 24 Oct. 2018 Once daylight saving time begins, most of the country will enjoy daylight lasting until after 7 p.m. This month marks 100 years since daylight saving time was first used in the United States. Justin Grieser, Washington Post, "Daylight saving time starts this weekend. Here’s how things would change if we got rid of it.," 9 Mar. 2018 The first of the bills would simply certify Florida’s decision to move to year-round daylight saving time, approved overwhelmingly by lawmakers in March and signed by Gov. Rick Scott a few days later. Steven Lemongello,, "Florida's year-round daylight saving time law on hold in Congress," 3 July 2018 If the Legislature approves the resolution, the task force would consider the effects of daylight saving time on: Energy and electricity usage Farming and livestock Physical and mental health Student performance Traffic accidents. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Should Louisiana get rid of daylight saving time? Lawmakers want to study the issue," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of daylight saving time

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of daylight saving time was in 1908

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English Language Learners Definition of daylight saving time

US : a period of the year between spring and fall when clocks in the U.S. are set one hour ahead of standard time

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Kids Definition of daylight saving time

: time usually one hour ahead of standard time

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