Definition of Universal Time in US English:

Universal Time

(also Universal Time Coordinated)


  • another term for Greenwich Mean Time
    • ‘If this is not possible, note the difference between the recorded time and Universal Time with a precision better than a second.’
    • ‘UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, Universal Time Coordinated, Universal Coordinated Time, Universal Time) is the standard time common to every place in the world.’
    • ‘UTC, Universal Time Coordinated, is the world-wide scientific standard of timekeeping.’
    • ‘In the Azores, the time is one hour earlier than in the rest of Portugal and therefore one hour earlier than the Universal Time Coordinated during winter time and two hours earlier during summer time.’
    • ‘Nearly all international time is kept using Coordinated Universal Time and a twenty four hour clock.’
    • ‘Leap seconds are inserted at the end of June or December as an additional second after 23: 59: 59 UTC (Universal Time Coordinated).’
    • ‘Coordinated Universal Time is expressed using a 24-hour clock and uses the Gregorian calendar.’
    • ‘Is International Standard Time the same as Coordinated Universal Time?’
    • ‘The geographic location chosen to represent Universal Time is Greenwich, England.’
    • ‘At 1433 hours Universal Time a merchant ship out of Hybrasil was raided by a pirate galleon.’
    • ‘Since many celestial events occur independent of local time, Universal Time is used by astronomers of all nations.’
    • ‘In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1am Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time).’
    • ‘The result is Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, the system by which all the world's clocks are set.’
    • ‘That is, the number of days since 14 October 1582, also known as Universal Time Coordinated.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, Universal Time is not a uniform time scale because Earth's rotational period is gradually decreasing.’
    • ‘Throughout the world, time weather observations are always referenced to Coordinated Universal Time or Universal Time Coordinated, also known as Universal Time or UTC.’


Universal Time

/ˌyo͞onəˈvərsəl tīm//ˌjunəˈvərsəl taɪm/