date line

date line
noun
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
Instance Hypernyms: ↑meridian, ↑line of longitude

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noun
see dateline I, 2

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date line noun
Short for International Date Line (qv)
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Main Entry:date

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date line,
an imaginary line agreed upon as the place where each calendar day first begins; International Date Line. It runs north and south through the Pacific, mostly along the 180th meridian. When it is Sunday just east of the date line, it is Monday just west of it. »

The date line…was set up by agreement between commercial steamship lines (Bernhard, Bennett, and Rice).

date|line «DAYT LYN», noun, verb, -lined, -lin|ing.
–n.
a line, especially in a letter or newspaper article, giving the date and often the place of writing.
–v.t.
to give a dateline to; inscribe with a dateline: »

to dateline a newspaper story.

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(also International Date Line) an imaginary north - south line through the Pacific Ocean, adopted in 1884, to the east of which the date is a day earlier than it is to the west. It lies chiefly along the meridian furthest from Greenwich, England (i.e., longitude 180°), with diversions to pass around some island groups

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noun [singular]

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ˈDate Line [Date Line] noun

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