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daylight saving

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.
Origin of daylight saving
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now that's pretty near a hundred years' daylight saving.
  • The next year, the decision of whether or not to observe daylight saving time was left up to individual jurisdictions.
  • Automatically adjusts for daylight saving time and features an easel display and backlight for easy nighttime viewing.
  • Six poets mark the end of daylight saving time in verse.

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