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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Trump and first lady Melania Trump were headed to tea in the late afternoon, local time, at Windsor Castle, according to pool reports. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Believe it or not, President Trump has been in Europe a little over 72 hours," 13 July 2018 Trump and first lady Melania Trump landed Thursday afternoon local time at Stansted Airport, 40 miles northeast of the British capital. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "President Donald Trump arrives to Britain in 'turmoil'," 12 July 2018 How long the summit will last: Although the exact length of the summit is unclear, President Trump is expected to leave Singapore on Tuesday at about 8 p.m. local time (8 a.m. Tuesday East Coast time). Katherine Nails, Philly.com, "U.S.-North Korea relations: Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un to have summit in Singapore," 11 June 2018 Kim landed at Singapore’s Changi airport shortly before 3 p.m. local time. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "North Korea’s Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore for historic summit with Trump," 10 June 2018 The start for the women's super-G has been pushed back by an hour to Saturday at noon local time (Friday at 10 p.m. EST). Houston Chronicle, "Mistake in super-G costs Lindsey Vonn spot on podium," 16 Feb. 2018 The meeting with the queen, set for 5 p.m. local time (12 p.m EDT) Friday at Windsor Castle, offers the rare moment of triumph amid what’s been a chaotic tour of Europe for the president. Annie Linskey, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Trump has long obsession with the British royal family," 13 July 2018 The next group of boys, officials said, could be extracted as soon as Monday night local time. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Rescue efforts resume for remaining 8 boys and their coach trapped in the Thai cave," 9 July 2018 Just before midnight local time, Ivan Rakitic's winning penalty ignited yet another celebration that was a mix of excitement and relief. Tim Booth, chicagotribune.com, "Dalic: Croatia have 'power left for the English' after two wins in penalties," 8 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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