International Date Line

International Date Line
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
Syn: ↑dateline, ↑date line
Instance Hypernyms: ↑meridian, ↑line of longitude

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the international date line
: an imaginary line that runs through the Pacific Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole and that marks the place where each day officially begins

crossing the international date line

called also date line

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the Interˌnational ˈDate Line [International Date Line] (also ˈDate Line) noun singular
the imaginary line that goes from north to south through the Pacific Ocean. The date on the west side is different by one day from that on the east side.
See also:Date Line

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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