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Meaning of “time zone” in the English Dictionary

"time zone" in British English

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time zonenoun [C]

uk   us  
one of many ​equalparts into which the ​world is ​divided. In any ​place within each ​part, the ​particularpoint 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 ​timezones.
(Definition of time zone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"time zone" in American English

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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 ​theirclockscorrectly
(Definition of time zone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"time zone" in Business English

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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 timezone. The ​siteincludesupdated TV ​schedules for each US ​timezone.
(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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