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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Oregon and Washington have all-mail voting, but ballots can be turned in as late as 8 p.m. local time; that’s 11 p.m. on the East Coast. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, "Key Races to Watch in Tuesday’s Midterm Elections," 6 Nov. 2018 For now, the WNBA is moving forward with plans to play Game 3 of the Finals at 8 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday at EagleBank Arena, in Fairfax, VA. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Hurricane Florence could impact WNBA Finals," 11 Sep. 2018 The operation cranked up again Monday morning local time, which was Sunday night in the U.S., and four more boys were brought out. Editors, USA TODAY, "Thai cave rescue operation underway to recover remaining boys, coach: What we know now," 10 July 2018 But speculation that the authorities were preparing to launch a rescue mission mounted when all media — including Thai press — was banned from the area around the entrance to Tham Luang cave at 7 a.m. on Sunday local time (8 p.m. Saturday ET). NBC News, "Thai officials clear media from cave site, rescue attempt for trapped boys could be imminent," 8 July 2018 Their first meeting will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. local time (which is Monday at 9 p.m. in New York) at the Capella Hotel, a five-star resort on Singapore’s Sentosa Island -- and a former pirate haunt. Andy Sharp, Bloomberg.com, "Here’s What to Watch for When Trump and Kim Meet," 11 June 2018 The summit meeting will take place at 9 a.m. local time Tuesday — 9 p.m. Monday Eastern time — at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa off Singapore’s southern coast. David Nakamura, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump says he’ll size up Kim Jong Un ‘within the first minute’ of summit," 9 June 2018 Apparently, Bella made her entrance at around 10:20 p.m. local time and The Weeknd followed 20 minutes later, according to the LA Times. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Just Kissed in Cannes and Our Hearts Are Exploding," 11 May 2018 The second mission, which began at 11 am local time on Monday, resulted in four more boys emerging from the cave. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "How the 12 Thai boys were finally rescued," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of local time

circa 1703, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of local time

: the time in a particular part of the world

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