What does diurnal mean?

Definitions for diurnal
daɪˈɜr nldi·ur·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diurnal(adj)

    of or 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"; "diurnal and nocturnal offices"

  2. diurnal(adj)

    having a daily cycle or occurring every day

    "diurnal rotation of the heavens"

Wiktionary

  1. diurnal(Noun)

    A flower that opens only in the day.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  2. diurnal(Noun)

    A book containing canonical offices performed during the day, hence not matins.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  3. diurnal(Noun)

    A diary or journal.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  4. diurnal(Noun)

    A daily news publication.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  5. diurnal(Adjective)

    Happening or occurring during daylight, or primarily active during that time.

    Most birds are diurnal.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  6. diurnal(Adjective)

    Said of a flower open, or releasing its perfume during daylight hours, but not at night.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  7. diurnal(Adjective)

    Having a daily cycle that is completed every 24 hours, usually referring to tasks, processes, tides, or sunrise to sunset.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  8. diurnal(Adjective)

    Done once every day; daily, quotidian.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

  9. diurnal(Adjective)

    Published daily.

    Etymology: From diurnalis, from dies. Cognate with journal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diurnal(adj)

    relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

  2. Diurnal(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

  3. Diurnal(adj)

    opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of flowers or leaves

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

  4. Diurnal(adj)

    active by day; -- applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

  5. Diurnal(adj)

    a daybook; a journal

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

  6. Diurnal(adj)

    a small volume containing the daily service for the "little hours," viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

  7. Diurnal(adj)

    a diurnal bird or insect

    Etymology: [Cf. F. diurnal a prayerbook. See Diurnal, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diurnal

    dī-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. diurnālisdies, a day. See Journal.]

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How to say diurnal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diurnal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diurnal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of diurnal in a Sentence

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