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daylight saving time

Line breaks: day|light sav¦ing time
(also daylight time)

Definition of daylight saving time in English:

noun

[mass noun] North American
Time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time. Compare with summer 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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