Coordinated Universal Time

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An international standard which defines the time throughout the world. Signals which send coordinated universal time values are broadcast regularly from land transmitters and satellites which can reach any part of the world. distributed systems usually coordinate the clocks of their servers and clients using this time standard. It is often found abbreviated as UTC (sic).

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Computing.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.