Babylon 10
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of International date line

Babylon English

longitude line located at 180 degrees, longitude line that divides time zones so that one side is one one calendar day and the other side is on the next calendar day
International date line Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

international date line
n : an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian [syn: dateline, date line , international date line]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
(synonym) dateline, date line
(hypernym) meridian, longitude, line of longitude
International date line Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) The line coinciding approximately with the anti-meridian of Greenwich, modified to avoid certain habitable land. In crossing this line there is a date change of one day. Also called date line.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
International date line Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The line of longitude located at 180° East or West (with a few local deviations) where the date changes by a day. West of the line it is one day later than east of the line.
Glossary Of Geography
A line of longitude generally 180 degrees east and west of the prime meridian. The date is one day earlier to the east of the line.
International date line Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, established by the International Meridian Conference of 1884, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License