Meaning of “diurnal” in the English Dictionary

"diurnal" in English

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uk /ˌdaɪˈɜː.nəl/ us /ˌdaɪˈɝː.nəl/ specialized
adverb uk /ˌdaɪˈɜː.nəl.i/ us /ˌdaɪˈɝː.nəl.i/

Examples from literature

  • But he probably neglected to keep diurnal notes. 
  • Of the former they have no measure but the visible diurnal motion of the sun or the monthly revolution of the moon. 
  • The diurnal revolution of the earth brings the joyful sunrise and the pathetic sunset. 

(Definition of “diurnal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)