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Definitions of diurnal

  1. (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
  2. having a daily cycle or occurring every day; "diurnal rhythms"; "diurnal rotation of the heavens"; "the diurnal slumber of bats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. A daybook; a journal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A diurnal bird or insect. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. Opening during the day, and closing at night; - said of flowers or leaves. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Active by day; - applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A small volume containing the daily service for the little hours, viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Pertaining to a day; performed in twenty-four hours; daily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Daily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Daily: relating to or performed in a day. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. In the R. C. Church, a breviary with daily services. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. DIURNALLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. A journal; a day-book. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Opening during the day only; active in the day-time. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  21. [Latin] Opening during the day only; active in the day-time. na
  22. Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of flowers or leaves. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. Active by day; -- applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies Diurna among insects. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours. dictgcide_fs
  26. Opening during the day, and closing at night; said of flowers or leaves. dictgcide_fs
  27. Active by day; applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects. dictgcide_fs
  28. A small volume containing the daily service for the dictgcide_fs
  29. d[=i]-ur'nal, adj. daily: relating to or performed in a day.--n. a service-book containing the day hours, except matins (a night-office): a diary, journal.--n. DIUR'NALIST, a journalist.--adv. DIUR'NALLY. [L. diurn[=a]lis--dies, a day. See JOURNAL.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. (Astron.) occupying one day; (archaic) daily, of each day; of the day. not nocturnal. Hence diurnally adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Pertaining to daytime, as opposed to night; of plants, blooming during the day; of animals, active during the day. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  32. Living only a day. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  33. Occurring once a day. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. n. A day book;—a book containing the canonical hours of the Roman Catholic breviary. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. Relating to the day; constituting the day; performed in a day; daily. Complete Dictionary

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