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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
time zone
▪ Adjustment will be speeded up if we can strengthen the time-cues in the new time zone.
▪ An hour later, the second time zone results should be coming in from the Mid-West.
▪ Like Rolex watches from a different time zone.
▪ Maintaining control over these ties can be tricky, especially from the other side of the world in a different time zone.
▪ The time zone changes as we went west further increased our sensation that time was no longer a hard fact.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
time zone

by 1885, from time (n.) + zone (n.). As in Britain and France, the movement to regulate time nationally came from the railroads.\n\nPrevious to 1883 the methods of measuring time in the United States were so varied and so numerous as to be ludicrous. There were 50 different standards used in the United States, and on one road between New York and Boston, whose actual difference is 12 minutes, there were three distinct standards of time. Even small towns had two different standards one known as "town" or local time and the other "railroad" time. \n

\n... At noon on November 18, 1883, there was a general resetting of watches and clocks all over the United States and Canada, and the four great time zones, one hour apart, into which the country was divided came into being. So smoothly did the plan work that the general readjustment was accomplished without great difficulty and it has worked satisfactorily ever since.

["Railroad Trainman," 1909]

time zone

alt. A range of longitudes where a common standard time is used. n. A range of longitudes where a common standard time is used.

time zone

n. any of the 24 regions of the globe (loosely divided by longitude) throughout which the same standard time is used

Time zone

A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time.

Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by a whole number of hours (UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (for example Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal Standard Time is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones. This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect.

Time Zone (video game)

Time Zone is a multi-disk graphical adventure game written and directed by Roberta Williams for the Apple II. Developed in 1981 and released in 1982 by On-Line Systems (later Sierra Entertainment), the game was shipped with six double-sided floppy disks and contained 1,500 areas (screens) to explore along with 39 scenarios to solve. Produced at a time when most games rarely took up more than one side of a floppy, Time Zone is one of the very first games of this magnitude ever released for home computer systems.

Time zone (disambiguation)

A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time.

Time zone can also refer to:

  • Time Zone (band), experimental hip-hop group headed by Afrika Bambaataa
  • Time Zone (video game), historical video game
  • Timezone (video arcades), a chain of video arcade centers based in Australia

Time zones can also refer to:

  • "Time Zones" (Mad Men), S7/E1 of Mad Men
Time Zone (band)

Time Zone was an electro band headed by Afrika Bambaataa. Bambaataa worked with different musicians for each Time Zone project.

Usage examples of "time zone".

It was the contrast with New Yorknot nakedness and starvation, but another time zone.

The training center worked on Switzerland's time zone which meant that I, and all other twins who were staying behind no matter where on.

If that signal arrives here at the predicted Earth time, then aside from the havoc the news will create among the few theoretical physicists whom we decide to let in on it we will really have our instantaneous communicator, and can include all of occupied space in the same time zone.

Not only the adjustment and the time zone and the temperature—.