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Coordinated Universal Time

Syllabification: Co·or·di·nat·ed U·ni·ver·sal Time
(abbreviation: UTC)

Definition of Coordinated Universal Time in English:

Another term for Greenwich Mean Time.
Example sentences
  • The reported data includes a Coordinated Universal Time time stamp, a phase measurement, and a voltage measurement.
  • All standard time and frequency stations broadcast Coordinated Universal Time, which is referenced to the Greenwich meridian.
  • A compromise time scale was eventually devised, and on January 1, 1972, the new Coordinated Universal Time became effective internationally.

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