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English definition of “diurnal”

diurnal

adjective     /ˌdaɪˈɜː.nəl/ US  /-ˈɝː-/ specialized
happening over a period of a day , or being active or happening during the day rather than at night → Compare nocturnalDays and times of day diurnally     /-nə.li/ adverb Days and times of day
(Definition of diurnal adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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