day light saving

daylight saving

noun
the practice of advancing standard time by one hour in the spring of each year and of setting it back by one hour in the fall in order to gain an extra period of daylight during the early evening.
Also, daylight savings.


Origin:
1905–10

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daylight saving

noun
time during which clocks are set one hour ahead of local standard time; widely adopted during summer to provide extra daylight in the evenings [syn: daylight-saving time
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