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 Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh declared a nationwide curfew on Wednesday from 3 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) while President Julius Maada Bio is out of the country. Stephanie Busari, CNN, 10 Aug. 2022 Thursday's flash flood warning is in effect until at least 5:45 p.m. local time, NWS said. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, 28 July 2022 On Monday, the National Park Service (NPS) was alerted about human remains at Lake Mead National Recreation Area around 4:30 p.m. local time, the NPS said in a news release. Charmaine Patterson, PEOPLE.com, 27 July 2022 Wednesday's hearing started around 3 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET), and opened with Griner being cross-examined by the defense. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 27 July 2022 Police said the shooting occurred about 3:50 p.m. local time. Washington Post, 24 July 2022 The collision, which occurred on Sunday around noon local time, happened while the planes were preparing to land at parallel runways at North Las Vegas Airport, a spokesman at the National Transportation Safety Board said. Omar Abdel-baqui, WSJ, 18 July 2022 The producer was taken into custody around noon local time in the Los Feliz area of the city, a release from the Los Angeles Police Department said. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 15 July 2022 The last qualifier for this year’s Open Championship, Mullinax will tee off at St. Andrews at 4:42 a.m. CDT Thursday (10:42 a.m. local time) with playing partners Dylan Frittelli of South Africa and Matthew Jordan of England. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 13 July 2022 See More

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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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14 Aug 2022

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“Local time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20time. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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