What Does EDT Mean in a Text?

EDT means "Eastern Daylight Time" and "Estimated Delivery Time." Here is more information about each of these definitions of EDT.

Eastern Daylight Time

EDT stands for "Eastern Daylight Time." It's the time zone that covers the eastern part of the United States, parts of eastern Canada, and some Caribbean islands during daylight saving time (DST), which typically occurs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

During daylight saving time, clocks are set ahead one hour to extend evening daylight. When daylight saving time ends, these areas switch back to Eastern Standard Time (EST).

As an example, if it is 12:00 PM (noon) EDT, it would be 11:00 AM in Central Daylight Time (CDT), 9:00 AM in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and 5:00 PM in British Summer Time (BST).

Estimated Delivery Time

EDT can also stand for "Estimated Delivery Time." This term is commonly used in shipping and logistics to denote the date and time a package or shipment is expected to be delivered to its final destination.

For example, if you order a product online, the retailer might provide you with an EDT, so you know approximately when to expect your package to arrive.

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When I write EDT, I mean this:

meaning of EDT

"Eastern Daylight Time"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Eastern Daylight Time" is a common definition for EDT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Eastern Daylight Time
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Estimated Delivery Time" is another common definition for EDT.
Definition:Estimated Delivery Time
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at EDT

EDT is classified as an initialism. Initialisms are abbreviations pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organisation."

Example of EDT Used in a Text

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