Eastern time

Origin of Eastern time

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

Eastern Standard Time

  1. one of the standard times used in North America, five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
  2. one of the standard times used in Australia
Abbreviation: EST
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eastern standard time in Science

Eastern Standard Time

  1. 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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