Definition of Local time
1. Noun. The official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom.
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Atlantic Standard Time, Atlantic Time, Eastern Standard Time, Eastern Time, Est, Central Standard Time, Central Time, Cst, Mountain Standard Time, Mountain Time, Mst, Pacific Standard Time, Pacific Time, Pst, Alaska Standard Time, Yukon Time, Hawaii Standard Time, Hawaii Time, Bering Standard Time, Bering Time
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Literary usage of Local time
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and by Nathaniel Bowditch, George Wood Logan (1906)
"The difference between the local time at any meridian and the Greenwich time is equal to the longitude of that place from Greenwich expressed in time; ..."
2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"In other words, if local time be kept at the stations, the apparent time occupied in traveling sixty miles eastward would be fifty-four minutes, ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"local time will still be used for local purposes; but the method of fixing ... Universal time will be the same universally, and local time will differ from ..."
4. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"Thus, while the extreme difference in local time of places using the local time of the same meridian may be about an hour, neither of them differs more than ..."
5. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"To reduce this to mean local time we must subtract from it the " right ascension ... .4 RA sun =j3 52 17 .2 8 30 31 .2 CI 23 .6 Mean local time = 8 29 07 .6 ..."
6. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1838)
"... from the remarks which I have made it is obvious, that by the comparison of the local time of any place with that indicated by this celestial clock, ..."
7. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1873)
"Inasmuch as railway time is generally known throughout the country, local time is, for civil purposes, practically extinct; but some observers have ..."