Greenwich Mean Time

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Green·wich Mean Time

or Green·wich time  (grĕn′ĭch, grĭn′ĭj)

Greenwich Mean Time

or

Greenwich Time

n
(Physical Geography) mean solar time on the 0° meridian passing through Greenwich, England, measured from midnight: formerly a standard time in Britain and a basis for calculating times throughout most of the world, it has been replaced by an atomic timescale. Abbreviation: GMT See universal time
Usage: The name Greenwich mean time is ambiguous, having been measured from mean midday in astronomy up to 1925, and is not used for scientific purposes. It is generally and incorrectly used in the sense of universal coordinated time, an atomic timescale available since 1972 from broadcast signals, in addition to the earliest sense of universal time, adopted internationally in 1928 as the name for GMT measured from midnight

Green·wich Mean Time

(grĕn′ĭch)

Greenwich Mean Time

See: Universal Time. Also called GMT.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Greenwich Mean Time - the local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, EnglandGreenwich Mean Time - the local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England; it is the same everywhere
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
coordinated universal time, UTC - Greenwich Mean Time updated with leap seconds
Translations

Greenwich mean time

[ˌgrenɪtʃˈmiːntaɪm] Nhora f media de Greenwich

Greenwich Mean Time

[ˈgrɪnɪdʒˈmiːnˌtaɪm] Greenwich Time [ˈgrɪnɪdʒˌtaɪm] ntempo medio di Greenwich
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4) It's still a competitive advantage to be British - English is the global business language, our legal systems are widely used, and the GMT time zone allows us to work in both the Asian afternoon and the North American morning.