civil time


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Related to civil time: Zulu time, Local Civil Time
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Noun1.Civil time - the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth)civil time - the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
Atlantic Standard Time, Atlantic Time - standard time in the 4th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 60th meridian; used in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and Bermuda and the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Eastern Standard Time, Eastern Time, EST - standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
Central Standard Time, Central Time, CST - standard time in the 6th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 90th meridian; used in the central United States
Mountain Standard Time, Mountain Time, MST - standard time in the 7th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 105th meridian west; used in the mountain states of the United States
Pacific Standard Time, Pacific Time, PST - standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west; used in far western states of the United States
Alaska Standard Time, Yukon Time - standard time in the 9th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 135th meridian west; used in Hawaii and most of Alaska
Hawaii Standard Time, Hawaii Time - standard time in the 10th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 150th meridian west; used in Hawaii and the western Aleutian Islands
Bering Standard Time, Bering Time - standard time in the 11th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 165th meridian west; used in the Midway Islands
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The Post harks back to a different time, which was also a more civil time (the brief conversation between Bradlee and the man from the Justice Department is a model of courtesy) -- and Spielberg responds with one of his mellowest movies, the most typical bit being perhaps the way he shoots Kay and Ben's first scene together, placing his stars in a long unbroken master and just letting them talk.
Our civil time zones are standardized on particular longitudes.
In order for our civil time (UTC based on TAI) to keep "in step" with the changing earth rotational speed, UT1 leap seconds are added to the year from time to time to compensate for this slowing down.
Local civil time can be derived from the Indian standard time with the help of the following equation: [14,15]
Even the time managers and physicists admit that if the leap-second system is dropped and our universal civil time becomes simple atomic time, it will spell the end of mean solar time as we know it.
To change Universal Time to civil time in North America, subtract the following hours: to get Eastern Standard Time, 5; CST, 6; MST, 7; or PST, 8.