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dateline (n.)

also date-line, 1880 as an imaginary line down the Pacific Ocean on which the calendar day begins and ends, from date (n.1) + line (n.). Never set by any treaty or international organization, it is an informal construct meant to coincide with a line 180 degrees (12 hours) from Greenwich, but it always has followed a more or less crooked course.

Meaning "line of text that tells the date and place of origin of a newspaper, article, telegram, etc." is by 1888.

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Definitions of dateline from WordNet
1
dateline (n.)
an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian;
Synonyms: date line / International Date Line
dateline (n.)
a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch;
2
dateline (v.)
mark with a date and place;
dateline a newspaper article
Synonyms: datemark / date-mark
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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