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Central time

  1. See under standard time.
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Origin of Central time

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Also called Central Standard Time.
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British Dictionary definitions for central standard time

Central Standard Time

  1. one of the standard times used in North America, based on the local time of the 90° meridian, six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
  2. one of the standard times used in Australia
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Abbreviation: CST
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