pacific time

pa·cif·ic time
P p


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [puh-sif-ik tahym]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪk taɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [puh-sif-ik tahym]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪk taɪm/

Definitions of pacific time words

  • noun pacific time the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Yukon time, Alaska-Hawaii time, and Bering time) use the civil times of the 60th, 75th, 90th, 105th, 120th, 135th, 150th, and 165th meridians respectively, the difference of time between one zone and the next being exactly one hour. 1
  • noun pacific time standard time or daylight saving time in the time zone which includes the W states of the continental U.S. 0

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Origin of pacific time

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Pacific time


pacific time popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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