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English definition of “Eastern Standard Time”

Eastern Standard Time

noun [U]     (also Eastern Time, abbreviation EST)
the time on the eastern coast of the United States and Canada: For all major US stock markets, after-hours trading is 16:00 - 18:30 Eastern Standard Time.
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