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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
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Paris Mean Time - Non
At an international conference in 1884, 25 countries met to
fix a standard world meridian. When it was put to the vote, Greenwich won the prize of Longitude 0°. Only San
Domingo voted against, with abstentions from France and Brazil. Algeria, a French dependent, made a point by
insisting that GMT be expressed as "Paris Mean Time diminished by 9 mins 21 secs" which amounts to GMT but avoids
use of the word Greenwich.