local time


Definition of local time

: time based on the meridian through a particular place as contrasted with that of a time zone

Examples of local time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time (11:29 a.m. ET), with an epicenter located 11 kilometers southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán in Oaxaca state. Brandon Miller, CNN, "7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico," 23 June 2020 Attendees originally expected to file into the 19,990 seat BOK Center arena at 10 a.m. local time, will now be forced to wait five more hours. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Brad Parscale didn't vote for Trump in 2016," 19 June 2020 The building, located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, was destroyed at 2:49 p.m. local time. Fox News, "North Korea blows up South Korea liaison office: Seoul," 16 June 2020 Onshore markets had finished trading when reports of the attack first emerged at around 3:30 p.m. local time, and Kospi 200 futures ended the session up 5.6% after rallying almost 7%. Fortune, "North Korea blows up liaison office with South Korea in most serious provocation in years," 16 June 2020 The show premieres at 6 p.m. local time on June 18 and is free to watch using any desktop or smart device on our website: sportsawards.azcentral.com. Mark Faller, azcentral, "How to watch azcentral Sports Awards On-Demand Show on June 18," 15 June 2020 Each session will be posted one at a time according to the location’s local time zone. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Celebrate Global Wellness Day With Live Workouts, Cooking Lessons, Yoga, and More From Rosewood Hotels," 13 June 2020 The McGrath campaign also asked for polling places to remain open three hours longer on Election Day, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. local time. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Amy McGrath campaign joins lawsuit against Kentucky election officials over polling places," 12 June 2020 Depending on your local time zone, this weekend looks busy in the world of launch, with Electron and Falcon 9 launches potentially occurring within five hours of one another. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Brazil opens equatorial launch site, Kerbal launch slips," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of local time

circa 1703, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2020

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“Local time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20time. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of local time

: the time in a particular part of the world

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