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daylight saving time Syllabification: day·light sav·ing time
Pronunciation: /ˈˌdālīt ˈsāviNG ˌtīm/
(also daylight savings time)

Definition of daylight saving time in English:


North American
Time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight, especially in summer, by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time.
Example sentences
  • Forget to set your clock for daylight saving time?
  • I know we have adjusted for daylight saving time, but we can still work out that Parliament starts at 2 o'clock.
  • This weekend Australians will be changing their clocks to daylight saving time, with the usual ensuing confusion.
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