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Coordinated Universal Time


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  • proper n. A high-precision atomic time standard (abbreviation UTC)

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  • n. Greenwich Mean Time updated with leap seconds


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  • The world’s time standard today is Coordinated Universal Time, which is kept by atomic clocks.

    universal time

  • Instead the world would definitively switch to UTC, or Coordinated Universal Time, which is based on more accurate atomic clocks.

    The Full Feed from

  • (Coordinated Universal Time – the ordering of the letters are a compromise with the French when this was set).

    David Thielen: What Time Do You Really Mean?

  • There is also Coordinated Universal Time, called Zulu Time, which rolls nicely off the tongue.

    William Langewiesche on the Amazon air crash

  • First, it is stated as the difference in hours between the capital of an entity and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) during Standard Time.

    Notes and Definitions

  • CapitalThis entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST).

    Notes and Definitions

  • Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) UTC is the international atomic time scale that serves as the basis of timekeeping for most of the world.

    Notes and Definitions

  • So now we have International Atomic Time (TAI) with no leap seconds, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which have drifted apart by 33 seconds since 1972.

    A Great Leap…Forward?

  • The extra second will be added at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time, or 6:59:59 pm EST.

    Stephen's Lighthouse: Longest Year Ever - really?

  • The clock display, reading out in Coordinated Universal Time, was scarcely a minute from the instant he'd memorized.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact


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