(written as Zulu Time)An internationally agreed time standard based on time kept by atomic clocks, and which represents the local time at the 0° meridian, which passes through Greenwich, England. When utilizing Zulu Time, each location on the planet has the same time, which is expressed utilizing a 24 hour clock, with a Z frequently appended. For example, 2100Z indicates 9 PM. Since the earth's rotation is gradually slowing, an extra second is added approximately once a year. It is based on International Atomic Time. Also called Z time, Universal Coordinated Time, Universal Time Coordinated, Universal Time, Coordinated Universal Time, or World Time.
- synonymZ time
(written as Zulu Time)
- noun Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); that is, the local time on the meridian at Greenwich, London, which is used to calculate international time