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时间, 美国时区, 夏时制 Time, time zone, daylight saving - I

VocabularyDescription
alarm clock
afternoon 下午
AM
anytime
bedtime
before
belated
bell
calendar
clock
day
daylight
daylight savings time 夏令时
daytime
days of the week
early
evening
everyday
future
hour hand
late
morning
night
night time
noon
now
o'clock
PM
pocket watch
present
schedule
season
second
someday
sometime
soon
time
tonight
today
tomorrow
watch
year
yesterday
Central Time Zone 中部时区
East Time Zone 东部时区
Mountain Time Zone 山地时区
Pacific Time Zone 太平洋时区

时间, 美国时区, 夏时制 Time, time zone, daylight saving - II

VocabularyDescription
afterwards
annual
century 世纪
decade a period of ten years
delay
digital clock
fiscal year 财政年度 any yearly period without regard to the calendar year, at the end of which a firm, government, etc., determines its financial condition
fortnight the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks
grandfather clock
half-life
high noon
hourglass
leap year 闰年 a year that contains 366 days, with February 29 as an additional day: occurring in years whose last two digits are evenly divisible by four, except for centenary years not divisible by 400.
lunar month
microsecond
midafternoon the part of the afternoon centering approximately on three o'clock; the period approximately halfway between noon and sunset.
midnight
midmorning
moment
on time
overtime
past
per annum by the year; yearly
per diem by the day; for each day
period
premature
quarter hour
sunrise
sunset
synchronized to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another: Synchronize your watches; to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together
tardy
timekeeper
timer
trimester
twilight the soft, diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, either from daybreak to sunrise or, more commonly, from sunset to nightfall; the period in the morning or, more commonly, in the evening during which this light prevails.

时间, 美国时区, 夏时制 Time, time zone, daylight saving - III

VocabularyDescription
ante meridian occurring before noon
biennial happening every two years
bicentennial consisting of or lasting 200 years; occurring every 200 years
chronological 按时间顺序
chronometer a timepiece or timing device with a special mechanism for ensuring and adjusting its accuracy, for use in determining longitude at sea or for any purpose where very exact measurement of time is required
decennium a period of ten years; a decade
epoch a particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events
galactic year the duration of a complete rotation of the Milky Way, approximately 200 million years.
geologic time the succession of eras, periods, and epochs as considered in historical geology.
International Date Line(IDL) a theoretical line following approximately the 180th meridian, the regions to the east of which are counted as being one day earlier in their calendar dates than the regions to the west
jiffy a very short time; moment
jubilee the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the twenty-fifth (silver jubilee) fiftieth (golden jubilee) or sixtieth or seventy-fifth (diamond jubilee)
millennium a period of 1000 years
momentarily for a moment; briefly
pendulum clock
prime meridian the meridian running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is reckoned
punctual strictly observant of an appointed or regular time; not late; prompt
sundial an instrument that indicates the time of day by means of the position, on a graduated plate or surface, of the shadow of the gnomon as it is cast by the sun.




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