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time zone

n.
Any of the roughly longitudinal divisions of the earth's surface in which a standard time is kept, the primary division being that bisected by the Prime Meridian. A typical time zone averages 15° of longitude in width and observes a clock time one hour earlier than the zone immediately to the east.

time zone

n
(Physical Geography) a region throughout which the same standard time is used. There are 24 time zones in the world, demarcated approximately by meridians at 15° intervals, an hour apart. See also zonetime

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one of the 24 regions or divisions of the globe approximately coinciding with meridians at successive hours from the observatory at Greenwich, England.
[1880–85]
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time zone

time zone

Any of the 24 divisions of the Earth's surface used to determine the local time for any given locality. Each zone is roughly 15° of longitude in width, with local variations. Local time is one hour ahead for each time zone as one travels east, and one hour behind for each time zone as one travels west. So, for example, when it is noon in New York City, it is 11:00 a.m. in Chicago, 10:00 a.m. in Denver, and 9:00 a.m. in Los Angeles. See more at International Date Line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.time zone - any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is usedtime zone - any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used
geographical zone, zone - any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
Translations
časové pásmo
tidszone
ajavöönd
aikavyöhyke
vremenska zona
標準時間帯
시간대
tidszon
เขตเวลาของโลกซึ่งมี ๒๔ เขต
múi giờ

time zone

nfuso orario

time zone

نِطَاقٌ زَمَنِيّ časové pásmo tidszone Zeitzone ζώνη ώρας zona horaria aikavyöhyke fuseau horaire vremenska zona fuso orario 標準時間帯 시간대 tijdzone tidssone strefa czasu fuso horário часовой пояс tidszon เขตเวลาของโลกซึ่งมี ๒๔ เขต zaman dilimi múi giờ 时区
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