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Date Line

Syllabification: Date Line
(also International Date Line)

Definition of Date Line in English:

An imaginary north-south line through the Pacific Ocean, adopted in 1884, to the east of which the date is a day earlier than it is to the west. It lies chiefly along the meridian furthest from Greenwich, England (i.e., longitude 180°), with diversions to pass around some island groups.

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