standard time

noun

Definition of standard time

:the time of a region or country that is established by law or general usage as civil time; specifically :the mean time of a meridian that is a multiple of 15 arbitrarily applied to a local area or to one of the 24 time zones and designated as a number of hours earlier or later than Greenwich mean time

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First Known Use of standard time

1879


STANDARD TIME Defined for English Language Learners

standard time

noun

Definition of standard time for English Language Learners

  • : the official time of a particular region or country


STANDARD TIME Defined for Kids

standard time

noun

Definition of standard time for Students

:the time established by law or by common usage over a region or country


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