Definition of Atlantic time in English:

Atlantic time


mass noun
  • The standard time in a zone including the easternmost parts of mainland Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

    ('Atlantic Standard Time' abbreviation 'AST') standard time based on the mean solar time at longitude 60° W, four hours behind GMT.

    ('Atlantic Daylight Time' abbreviation 'ADT') Atlantic time during daylight saving, three hours behind GMT.

    • ‘Official time is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, one hour ahead of Atlantic Standard Time.’
    • ‘You'd have to schedule meeting times on Atlantic time to get these people to show up; they just don't check their e-mail.’
    • ‘Kate linked to a story this week in the Mirror that makes a case for Quebec joining the Atlantic time zone.’
    • ‘To obtain Atlantic Daylight Time, subtract 3 hours from Universal Time.’
    • ‘The data suggests that joining the Atlantic time zone would reduce Quebec's high rates of depression.’