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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the standard by which all time zones are based. UTC is then translated into local times.


  • How is ‘Coordinated Universal Time’ translated in other languages?
  • How does the world regulate clocks and time?

Translating: Coordinated Universal Time
French: Temps Universel Coordonné

Elsewhere on the Web
Meeting Planner for UTC
Time Zone Converter for UTC
Event Time Announcer for UTC

How to translate UTC to your time – EarthSky: UTC is the successor to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), although their exact definitions differ. GMT is no longer used within the worldwide community of scientists.


timeanddate.com: Universal Time (UT) was created at the International Meridian Conference in 1884. This is the basis for the 24-hour time zone system we know today.

GMT versus UTC

Coordinated Universal Time


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