daylight saving time

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of daylight saving time

1908

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Defined for English Language Learners

daylight saving time

Definition of daylight saving time for English Language Learners

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


DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Defined for Kids

daylight saving time

noun

Definition of daylight saving time for Students

: time usually one hour ahead of standard time


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