Definition of Coordinated Universal Time in English:

Coordinated Universal Time

(also UTC)

proper noun

  • another term for Greenwich Mean Time
    • ‘All standard time and frequency stations broadcast Coordinated Universal Time, which is referenced to the Greenwich meridian.’
    • ‘The reported data includes a Coordinated Universal Time time stamp, a phase measurement, and a voltage measurement.’
    • ‘To avoid possible confusion due to time zones and daylight savings time when reporting the occurrence of earthquakes, the times of all earthquakes are recorded in a common standard - Coordinated Universal Time.’
    • ‘The label UTC indicates that you are receiving Coordinated Universal Time from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.’
    • ‘A compromise time scale was eventually devised, and on January 1, 1972, the new Coordinated Universal Time became effective internationally.’