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time zonenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtaɪm ˌzəʊn/  us   /ˈtaɪm ˌzoʊn/
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.
(Definition of time zone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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time zonenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑɪm ˌzoʊn/
one of 24 parts that the world is divided into so that different places can set their clocks correctly
(Definition of time zone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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time zonenoun [C]

uk   us  
one of the twenty-four parts into which the world is divided. The time in each zone is one hour earlier than in the zone east of it, and one hour later than in the zone west of it: Managing your work from afar can be very difficult, especially if you're in a different time zone. The site includes updated TV schedules for each US time zone.
(Definition of time zone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “time zone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 时区…
in Turkish zaman aralığı, zaman boşluğu, bölgeler arası zaman farklılığı…
in Russian часовой пояс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 時區…
in Polish strefa czasowa…
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