Definition of Civil time

1. Noun. The official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom.

Definition of Civil time

1. Noun. Mean solar time reckoned from midnight by adding twelve hours. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Time

civil partnerships
civil power
civil procedure
civil right
civil rights
civil rights activist
civil rights leader
civil rights worker
civil servant
civil servants
civil service
civil services
civil society
civil suit
civil suits
civil time (current term)
civil trial
civil twilight
civil unions
civil war
civil wars
civil wrong
civil wrongs
civil year
civilian clothing
civilian dress
civilian garb
civilian health and medical program of the uniformed services

Literary usage of Civil time

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1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"civil time. •of the seventh section, under which the coasts, peninsulas and isthmuses, and islands are de*lt with. This is followed by a section on " The ..."

2. Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States by United States Bureau of Land Management (1890)
"The rule, then, for the transformation of civil time into Astronomical time is this : If the civil time is marked p. т., take away the designation p. m,., ..."

3. The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book by John Cresson Trautwine (1907)
"Thus, on a standard meridian, Thursday, May 9, 2 AM civil time, is Wednesday, May 8, 14 h, astronomical time; but Thursday, May 9, 2 p. ..."

4. Text-book on Practical Astronomy by George Leonard Hosmer (1917)
"Astronomical and civil time. For ordinary purposes it is found convenient to divide the solar day into two parts of 12* each; from midnight to noon is ..."

5. A Manual of Field Astronomy by Andrew Hall Holt (1916)
"Astronomical and civil time. For astronomical purposes the mean solar day is ... Astronomical time as well as civil time may be either apparent or mean. ..."

6. Navigation by George Leonard Hosmer (1918)
"ASTRONOMICAL AND civil time The time given in the Nautical Almanac is ... civil time is the ordinary system in which the day is divided into two parts; ..."

7. The Museum of Science and Art by Dionysius Lardner (1855)
"22. Its constancy and uniformity.—23. Nevertheless not fitted to be the unit of civil time. 24. The meridian.—25. ..."

8. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"Suboceanic Changes in Relation to Earthquakes. By JOHN MILNE VIII. A Time Indicator. By JOHN MILNE IS. On, the civil time employed Throughout the World. ..."

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