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Definitions of diurnal

  1. In the R. C. Church, a breviary with daily services. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. A journal; a day-book. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. DIURNALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. (biology) belonging to or active during the day; "diurnal animals are active during the day"; "diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. belonging to or active during the day; "diurnal animals are active during the day"; "diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A daybook; a journal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A diurnal bird or insect. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; - opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Opening during the day, and closing at night; - said of flowers or leaves. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Active by day; - applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A small volume containing the daily service for the little hours, viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Pertaining to a day; performed in twenty-four hours; daily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Daily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Daily: relating to or performed in a day. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Pertaining to the daytime. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Relating to a day or to the daytime; happening every day; performed in a day; performed in twenty-four hours; applied to diseases whose exacerbations are in the daytime. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Pert. to a day; daily; performed in 24 hours. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Opening during the day only; active in the day-time. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for diurnal

  1. She avoided the house, but sent a woman for her diurnal love letters. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  2. When tasks diurnal tire the human frame, The spirits faint, and dim the vital flame, Then, too, that ever- active bounty shines, Which not infinity of space confines. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
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