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International Date Line

International Date Line

n.
An imaginary line through the Pacific Ocean roughly corresponding to 180° longitude, to the east of which, by international agreement, the calendar date is one day earlier than to the west.
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International Date Line

n
(Physical Geography) the line approximately following the 180° meridian from Greenwich on the east side of which the date is one day earlier than on the west. Also called: date line
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In′terna′tional Date′ Line`


n.
a theoretical line following approximately the 180th meridian, the regions to the east of which are counted as being one day earlier in their calendar dates than the regions to the west.
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International Date Line

In·ter·na·tion·al Date Line

(ĭn′tər-năsh′ə-nəl)
An imaginary line through the Pacific Ocean roughly along the 180th meridian, agreed upon as the place where each new calendar day begins. The calendar day to the east of the line is one day earlier than it is to the west of the line.
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international date line

The line coinciding approximately with the anti-meridian of Greenwich, modified to avoid certain habitable land. In crossing this line there is a date change of one day. Also called date line.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

International Date Line

The line of longitude (with local deviations) 180° E or W, where the date changes by a day. East of the line it is one day earlier than west of the line.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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Noun1.International Date Line - an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridianInternational Date Line - an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
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Translations

International Date Line

nlinea del cambiamento di data
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Closer to the International Dateline, New Zealand concluded 2013 with its own fireworks that erupted from Auckland's Sky Tower while cheering crowds danced in the streets of the South Pacific island nation's largest city.
Tonga, located near the international dateline, was one of the first nations to say farewell to 2013, holding a prayer festival that culminated with a bamboo "cannon" fired into the air.
Because of the international dateline and how it affects the time from here to New Zealand, the film will actually be open for more than 24 hours in real time.
Thanks to Samoan radio station Samoa FM, the band's single, International Dateline, will be played at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day 2013.
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline and land in Brisbane at 4:00 p.m.
(Japan is 19 hours ahead of Honolulu and the flight crosses the International Dateline.) May 9, 2012
Partygoers in Australia, Asia, Europe and the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, which jumped across the international dateline to be the first to celebrate, welcomed 2012 with booming pyrotechnic displays.
On New Year's Eve, Samoa will have jumped to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude, in a move Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said would make it easier for Samoa to trade with key partners.
For the past century, Samoa and Tokelau have been almost a day behind neighbouring New Zealand and Australia, the largest and most developed countries of the South Pacific, because they were on the opposite side of the international dateline.
Summary: Samoa and Tokelau have skipped a day and jumped from east to west of the international dateline to align with trade partners.
The country of about 180,000 people will jump to the west of the international dateline, which runs zig-zags through the Pacific Ocean and broadly follows the 180 degree line of longitude.
Obama arrived in Australia's capital Wednesday afternoon following a 10-hour flight from Honolulu that took him across the international dateline. The extensive travel appeared to being taking a slight toll on the president, who admitted he was having trouble keeping up with the time change.

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