Definitions for TIME ZONE

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

time′ zone`

  1. one of the 24 regions or divisions of the globe approximately coinciding with meridians at successive hours from the observatory at Greenwich, England.

    Category: Horology

Origin of time zone:

1880–85

Princeton's WordNet

  1. time zone(noun)

    any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. time zone(noun)ˈtaɪmˌteɪ bəl

    one of the areas the world is divided into according to time

    two cities that are in different time zones

Wiktionary

  1. time zone(Noun)

    A range of longitudes where a common standard time is used.

Freebase

  1. Time zone

    A time zone is a region on Earth that has a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. It is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time, so time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time by a whole number of hours, but a few are offset by 30 or 45 minutes. Some higher latitude countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by changing clocks by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones. This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect.

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