local time


Definition of local time

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

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In just a 24 hour period ending on Thursday at 8 p.m. (local time), Maria went from a 70 mph tropical storm to a 160 mph super typhoon, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "Maria explodes into super typhoon in the western Pacific and may hit China next week," 6 July 2018 World Cup fever was high, especially as England was set to play Colombia at 7:00 p.m. local time in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia on Tuesday. Sandra Harwitt, USA TODAY, "Even though Spain is out of the World Cup, soccer remains on Rafael Nadal’s mind at Wimbledon," 3 July 2018 Their feast/free lawn care services ended by around 8:30 am local time — about an hour and a half later — when the bosses of We Rent Goats arrived in the neighborhood to round up their rogue employees. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Here are some goats wreaking havoc on a Boise neighborhood," 3 Aug. 2018 Nia Wilson’s family will hold a memorial for their beloved daughter and sister at 11:00 a.m. local time on Friday, August 3, at East Oakland’s Acts Full Gospel Church of God in Christ, according to KRON 4. Kate Leaver, Teen Vogue, "Nia Wilson's Family Is Suing Bay Area Rapid Transit for Not Protecting Her," 2 Aug. 2018 On Wednesday morning at 9am local time, a county judge in Missouri is set to hold a court hearing by phone in what is believed to be the first state-level lawsuit involving the use of an ephemeral messaging app. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Governor’s office is “stonewalling” lawsuit over Confide use, lawyer tells judge," 6 June 2018 This article reported that as of 11am local time on April 4, more than 3,000 people woke up and found themselves without power. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "Local citizens train to watch the sky for weather warnings," 9 Apr. 2018 Seidel: Michigan had a magical run, but Villanova was just too good At 11:42 p.m. local time, Beilein — the caretaker of Michigan basketball and always the man with the final word — told reporters not to worry about him. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball can't solve Villanova, special season terminated," 3 Apr. 2018 The University of Iowa Student Government is holding a vigil on campus at 7:00 p.m. local time for their fellow Hawkeye. Khushbu Shah, Teen Vogue, "Mollie Tibbetts's Body Was Found in a Cornfield. Her Death Was Politicized the Same Day," 22 Aug. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of local time

: the time in a particular part of the world

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