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noun 
  1. A flower that opens only in the day
  2. A book containing canonical offices but not matins
  3. (dated) A diary or journal.
  4. (dated) A daily news publication.
Translations: 
  • Italian: diurno (2), diurnale (2,3,4)
adjective 
  1. Occurring daily
  2. Primarily active during the day.
  3. (botany) Open during daylight hours, closed at night
  4. Repeated or recurring daily. Having a daily cycle of completed actions in 24 hours and recurring every 24 hours. Thus, most reference is made to diurnal tasks, cycles, tides, or sunrise to sunset.
(seeCites) Translations: 
  • Dutch: dagelijks (1), dag- (2)
  • French: journalier (1), diurne (2)
  • German: tí¤glich (1), tagaktiv (2)
  • Italian: diurno

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