solar day

solar day
noun Date: 1751 the interval between transits of the apparent or mean sun across the meridian at any place

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  • solar day — Day Day (d[=a]), n. [OE. day, dai, dei, AS. d[ae]g; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf. Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. [root]69. Cf. {Dawn}.] 1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solar day — Solar So lar, a. [L. solaris, fr. sol the sun; akin to As. s[=o]l, Icel. s[=o]l, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W. haul,. sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun:F. solaire. Cf. {Parasol}. {Sun}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solar day — n. Law the period from sunrise to sunset …   English World dictionary

  • solar day — noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis two days later they left they put on two performances every day there are 30,000 passengers per day • Syn: ↑day, ↑twenty four hours, ↑twenty four hour period, ↑24 hour interval, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • solar day — so′lar day′ n. astron. day 3), b) • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • solar day — /soʊlə ˈdeɪ/ (say sohluh day) noun See day (def. 3c) …   Australian English dictionary

  • solar day — noun a) The time taken for a planet to rotate once on its axis. b) The time between successive noons. See Also: solar time …   Wiktionary

  • solar day — i. The time the sun takes to rotate once on its axis with respect to fixed stars. ii. The time between two successive solar transits of the same meridian (i.e., the time the earth takes to rotate once on its axis with respect to the mean or… …   Aviation dictionary

  • solar day — From sunrise to sunset. By solar time, one rotation of the earth …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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