Definition of Atlantic time in English:

Atlantic time

Syllabification: At·lan·tic time
The standard time in a zone including the easternmost parts of mainland Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, specifically.
  • (Atlantic Standard Time, abbrev.: AST) Standard time based on the mean solar time at the longitude 60° W, four hours behind GMT. (Atlantic Daylight Time, abbrev.: ADT) Atlantic time during daylight savings, three hours behind GMT.
More example sentences
  • The data suggests that joining the Atlantic time zone would reduce Quebec's high rates of depression.
  • Kate linked to a story this week in the Mirror that makes a case for Quebec joining the Atlantic time zone.
  • Official time is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, one hour ahead of Atlantic Standard Time.

Definition of Atlantic time in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up