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Central European Time

Line breaks: Central Euro|pean Time
(abbreviation: CET)

Definition of Central European Time in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The standard time based on the mean solar time at the meridian 15° E, used in central and western continental Europe. It is one hour ahead of GMT.
Example sentences
  • In this regard, I am aware that consideration is being given in Britain to adopting Central European Time.
  • There's been yet another effort to change Britain's time zone - i.e. putting the UK on Central European Time.
  • Germany is on Central European Time and is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.

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