daylight-saving time


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day·light-sav·ing time

(dā′līt-sā′vĭng) or day·light-sav·ings time (-vĭngz)
n. Abbr. DST
Time during which clocks are set one hour or more ahead of standard time to provide more daylight at the end of the working day during late spring, summer, and early fall.

daylight-saving time

n
(Horology) time set usually one hour ahead of the local standard time, widely adopted in the summer to provide extra daylight in the evening. Also called (in the US): daylight time See also British Summer Time

day′light-sav′ing

(or day′light-sav′ings) time`,


n.
the time observed when daylight saving is adopted in a community.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daylight-saving time - time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard timedaylight-saving time - time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard time; widely adopted during summer to provide extra daylight in the evenings
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
Translations

daylight-saving time

[ˌdeɪlaɪtˈseɪvɪŋˌtaɪm] N (US) → horario m de verano

daylight-saving time

[ˈdeɪlaɪtˈseɪvɪŋtaɪm] n (Am) → ora legale
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