a theoretical line following approximately the 180th meridian, the regions to the east of which are counted as being one day earlier in their calendar dates than the regions to the west.
the line approximately following the 180° meridian from Greenwich on the east side of which the date is one day earlier than on the west Also called date line
International Date Line
An imaginary line on the Earth’s surface that is internationally agreed upon as the place where each new calendar day begins. The line extends from the North to the South Pole through the Pacific Ocean, roughly along the 180th meridian. The calendar day to the east of the line is one day earlier than it is to the west of the line. The International Date Line was established at the International Meridian Conference in 1884 in order to standardize time, especially for the purpose of travel.
[an-ter-na-syaw-nal] /ɛ̃ tɛr na syɔˈnal/ noun 1. a revolutionary workers’ anthem, first sung in France in 1871. /ˌɪntənæʃəˈnɑːl/ noun 1. the Internationale, a revolutionary socialist hymn, first sung in 1871 in France “Internationale” [(ann-tuhr-nahs-yuh-nahl, in-tuhr-nash-uh-nahl)] An international anthem of communists and socialists (see socialism).
- International finance corporation
noun 1. an organization that invests directly in private companies and makes or guarantees loans to private investors. It is affiliated to the World Bank and is part of the World Bank Group IFC
- International geophysical year
noun 1. the 18-month period from July 1, 1957, to Dec 31, 1958, during which a number of nations agreed to cooperate in a geophysical research programme IGY
noun 1. a style of Gothic art, especially painting, developed in Europe in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, chiefly characterized by details carefully delineated in a naturalistic manner, elongated and delicately modeled forms, the use of complex perspective, and an emphasis on the decorative or ornamental aspect of drapery, foliage, or setting. noun […]