- See under standard time.
Origin of Central time
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Also called Central Standard Time.
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Central Standard Time
- one of the standard times used in North America, based on the local time of the 90° meridian, six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
- one of the standard times used in Australia
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