UTC abbr Coordinated Universal Time

July 24, 2012

See also: Universal Time Code (with same abbreviation)

CIMM DEFINITION: An international time measurement system based on the atomic second but corrected periodically to keep in approximate sync with the earth’s rotation. Previously referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), UTC represents standard time at the prime meridian and does not include any daylight savings adjustment. (Source: Nielsen)

2: Related term: GMT.  Some STBs log events based on GMT.  As a result, local time needs to be derived from zip code or time zone. (Source: TIVO)