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Why did the International Telecommunication Union abbreviate "Coordinated Universal Time" to "UTC"?

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Why did the International Telecommunication Union abbreviate "Coordinated Universal Time" to "UTC"?
posted Mar 5 by Akriti

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The International Telecommunication Union wanted Coordinated Universal Time to have a single abbreviation in all languages.
English speakers and French speakers each wanted the initials of their respective language's terms to be used internationally:
"CUT" for "coordinated universal time" and "TUC" for "temps universel coordonné".
This resulted in the final compromise of using "UTC", which suits no-one.

answer Mar 6 by Balwinder
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