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English definition of “time zone”

time zone

noun [C]    
one of many equal parts into which the world is divided . In any place within each part , the particular point in the day is the same, and is an hour in front of or behind that in the parts on either side : If you go from New York to London, you cross five time zones .Maps and map-making
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