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Eastern time

See under standard time.
Also called Eastern Standard Time.
Origin of Eastern time
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Eastern Standard Time

one of the standard times used in North America, five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
one of the standard times used in Australia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Eastern Standard Time  
Standard time in the fifth time zone west of Greenwich, England, reckoned at 75° west and used, for example, in the eastern part of North America.
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