[LEAPSECS] Definition of Standard time - Brooks Harris

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Feb 17 17:15:48 EST 2014

Tony Finch said:

>> But not mine.


>> "standard time" is to be contrasted with "local time". Both GMT and BST are

>> "standard time" in the UK.

> The relevant distinction is from the late 1800s, between local mean solar

> time and time based on a standard meridian, as in railway time.


But to be honest, I don't hear either term used very often in the UK, where
we (almost) only have one time zone.

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