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 At noon local time, church bells rang 49 times for the 49 victims. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 12 June 2021 Tickets go on sale Friday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2021 Officers responded to a report of shots fired just after 2 a.m. local time and found four people suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the release. Alaa Elassar, Claudia Dominguez And Dave Alsup, CNN, 6 June 2021 The incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. local time near a vaccination center in Meudon, a suburb southwest of Paris, officials tweeted. James Leggate, Fox News, 28 May 2021 The remainder of tickets go on sale June 4 at 10 a.m. local time. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 26 May 2021 At 4:10 local time on Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was remanded into custody, his bail revoked, guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 20 Apr. 2021 New deals are set to go online at Walmart.com on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 12 a.m. ET and in stores Saturday at 5 a.m. local time. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 14 Nov. 2020 In Wales, four more counties in south Wales will go into lockdown from 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the BBC reported. Bloomberg.com, 20 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of local time

circa 1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of local time was circa 1703

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15 Jun 2021

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“Local time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20time. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of local time

: the time in a particular part of the world


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