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international date line


In the Pacific, virtually everything above Australia and west of the international date line had been taken by Japan.
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  a line of longitude generally 180 degrees east and west of the prime meridian at which the date is one day earlier to the east of the line
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international date line international dateline
Strongly Associated with:   prime meridian
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The international date line offsets the hours that are added or subtracted as one travels east or west through successive time zones. It varies from 180 longitude to pass around Russia and islands in the Pacific.
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  • In the Pacific, virtually everything above Australia and west of the international date line had been taken by Japan.
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  • Early in February the fleet crossed the 180th meridian, the International Dateline, and veterans like Mike initiated the men making their first crossing.
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  • Only the Krauses let him down, and that was simply because they forgot about the International Date Line and arrived twenty-four hours late.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Then he remembered: They had crossed the international date line and passed midnight.
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  • Since the men had floated across the International Date Line, the forty-sixth day was July 14.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   international date line [9] , prime meridian [8] , prime meridian [8]
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