international date line


Definition of international date line 

: an arbitrary line approximately along the 180th meridian designated as the place where each calendar day begins

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This time around, my plan was to spend a long weekend indulging in a concentrated culinary tour of Asia — without having to cross the international date line. Taras Grescoe, New York Times, "The Best Asian Food in North America? Try British Columbia," 4 June 2018 Hurricanes are spawned east of the international date line. Washington Post, "Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman’s coast, kills 12-year-old girl," 25 May 2018 It is composed of about 20,000 sailors, and its territory stretches from the international date line west to the border between India and Pakistan. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "U.S. Navy Calls Off Sea Search For Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of international date line

1875, in the meaning defined above

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