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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stand′ard time`(n.)

  1. the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usu. the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region, with a difference of exactly one hour between one zone and the next. The standard time zones in the U.S. are Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Alaska time,Hawaii-Aleutian time, and Samoa time.

    Category: Horology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. civil time, standard time, local time(noun)

    the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom

Wiktionary

  1. standard time(Noun)

    Time as measured by synchronizing clocks in different geographical locations within a time zone to the same time, rather than using the local meridian, as in local mean time or solar time.

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  1. Standard time

    Standard time is the result of synchronizing clocks in different geographical locations within a time zone to the same time rather than using the local meridian as in local mean time or solar time. Historically, this helped in the process of weather forecasting and train travel. The concept became established in the late 19th century. The time so set has come to be defined in terms of offsets from Universal Time. Where daylight saving time is used, the term standard time typically refers to the time without the offset for daylight saving time. The adoption of Standard Time, because of the inseparable correspondence between time and longitude, solidified the concepts of halving the globe into an eastern and western hemisphere, with one Prime Meridian replacing the various Prime Meridians that were in use.

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