Greenwich Mean Time


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Green·wich Mean Time

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

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Greenwich Time

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(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midnight: formerly a standard time in Britain and a basis for calculating times throughout most of the world, it has been replaced by an atomic timescale.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
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Green·wich Mean Time

(grĕn′ĭch)
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Greenwich Mean Time

See: Universal Time. Also called GMT.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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Translations

Greenwich mean time

[ˌgrenɪtʃˈmiːntaɪm] Nhora f media de Greenwich
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Greenwich Mean Time

[ˈgrɪnɪdʒˈmiːnˌtaɪm] Greenwich Time [ˈgrɪnɪdʒˌtaɪm] ntempo medio di Greenwich
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At one minute past seven, Greenwich mean time, we may be off together.
They will return to Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday, October 28.
Atlantic Campaigns, a Spanish ocean rowing organizer said that the two Egyptian adventurers, who partnered up to create Team O2, activated the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on their ocean rowing boat at 9:35 am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), after they were unable to contact the Atlantic Campaigns' Duty Officers.
Khartoum, Oct 31 (SUNA) - First Vice-President and National Prime Minister, General, Bakri Hasan Saleh has announced the return of Sudan to the Greenwich Mean Time System (GMT) .
As Daylight Saving Time ends, the UK will switch from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), heralding the start of lighter mornings but darker evenings.
In 1847, the British Railway Clearing House recommended that all companies adopt the time at the Greenwich Observatory (Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT), which already served as a reference for navigators.
Note that each Julian day begins at noon (12:00) in Greenwich Mean Time, because in Herschel's era the astronomical day likewise began at noon.
East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg is a keen supporter of proposals to ensure clocks run two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time during the summer and one hour ahead during winter.
There's also talk of reverting to Greenwich Mean Time.
Up here we work on Greenwich Mean Time, which means we will be celebrating at the same time as everybody else in the UK.
The glitch starts the internal calendar on some computers at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time, Jan.

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