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daylight saving

or daylight savings

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noun

the practice of advancing standard time by one hour in the spring of each year and of setting it back by one hour in the fall in order to gain an extra period of daylight during the early evening.

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Nearby words

dayglow, dayhop, daylight, daylight lamp, daylight robbery, daylight saving, daylight saving time, daylight-saving time, daylights, daylily, daylong

Origin of daylight saving

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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