Definition of Central European Time in English:

Central European Time

(also CET)


  • [mass noun] The standard time based on the mean solar time at the meridian 15° E, used in central and western continental Europe. It is one hour ahead of GMT.

    • ‘In this regard, I am aware that consideration is being given in Britain to adopting Central European Time.’
    • ‘There's been yet another effort to change Britain's time zone - i.e. putting the UK on Central European Time.’
    • ‘Germany is on Central European Time and is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 9 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.’


Central European Time