Time-zone meaning

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.
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Alternative form of time zone.
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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.
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A range of longitudes where a common standard time is used.
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Any of the 24 longitudinal regions of the earth, each occupying 15 degrees and having a mean solar time one hour greater than that of the neighboring region to the west.
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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 for economic and political convenience. 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. The International Meridian Conference in 1884 established the prime meridian as the starting point for the 24 zones.
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