Atlantic Standard Time

noun
standard time in the 4th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 60th meridian; used in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and Bermuda and the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Syn: ↑Atlantic Time
Hypernyms: ↑civil time, ↑standard time, ↑local time

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noun

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Atlantic Standard Time or Atlantic Time noun
One of the standard times used in N America, being 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (abbrev AST or AT)
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Main Entry:Atlantic

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Atlantic Standard Time,
the standard time in the zone of the 60th meridian, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. It is used in the easternmost part of Canada. Abbr: AST (no periods).

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Atˌlantic ˈStandard Time 7 [Atlantic Standard Time] noun uncountable (abbr. AST) (also Atˈlantic time)
the time used in winter in an area that includes the east of Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, that is four hours earlier than GMT

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Atlantic Standard Time — n. a standard time used in the zone which includes Bermuda, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and E Quebec, corresponding to the mean solar time of the 60th meridian west of Greenwich, England: it is four hours behind Greenwich time: see TIME ZONE * *… …   Universalium

  • Atlantic Standard Time — n. a standard time used in the zone which includes Bermuda, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and E Quebec, corresponding to the mean solar time of the 60th meridian west of Greenwich, England: it is four hours behind Greenwich time: see TIME ZONE …   English World dictionary

  • Atlantic Standard Time —   [ət læntɪk stændəd taɪm], Zonenzeit im äußersten Osten Kanadas (in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, im äußersten Osten von Quebec [östlich von 63º westlicher Länge], im festländischen Teil der Provinz Newfoundland [Labrador]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Atlantic Standard Time — noun The time of day in the time zone that encompasses most of the state of Alaska. No its not the AST encompasses the east coast of Canada which sits on the Atlantic Ocean , hence the name Atlantic Standard Time …   Wiktionary

  • Atlantic Standard Time — n. Canadian time zone four hours behind Greenwich time, standard time in the 4th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 60th meridian …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Atlantic Standard Time Zone — This article is about the time zone with daylight change in North America. For the static time zone, see UTC−04. AST is UTC 4 The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) is a geographical region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from either… …   Wikipedia

  • standard time — noun the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom • Syn: ↑civil time, ↑local time • Hypernyms: ↑time • Hyponyms: ↑Atlantic Time, ↑A …   Useful english dictionary

  • standard time — ☆ standard time n. 1. the time in any of the 24 time zones, each an hour apart, into which the earth is divided: it is based on distance east or west of Greenwich, England; the 8 zones of North America (Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain,… …   English World dictionary

  • standard time — the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time,… …   Universalium

  • standard time — stand′ard time n. hor the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usu. the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region, with a difference of exactly one hour between one zone and the next. The standard time zones… …   From formal English to slang

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