Standard time

Definition of Standard time

the civil time that has been established by law or by general usage over a region or country. In England the standard time is Greenwich mean solar time. In the United States and Canada four kinds of standard time have been adopted by the railroads and accepted by the people, viz., Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time, corresponding severally to the mean local times of the 75th, 90th, 105th, and 120th meridians west from Greenwich, and being therefore five, six, seven, and eight hours slower than Greenwich time.

See also: Time

Related Words

Alaska Standard Time, Atlantic Standard Time, Atlantic Time, Bering Standard Time, Bering Time, Central Standard Time, Central Time, civil time, CST, Eastern Standard Time, Eastern Time, EST, Hawaii Standard Time, Hawaii Time, local time, Mountain Standard Time, Mountain Time, MST, Pacific Standard Time, Pacific Time, PST, time, Yukon Time
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