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civil day

noun

, Astronomy.


civil day

noun

  1. another name for calendar day See day


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Word History and Origins

Origin of civil day1

First recorded in 1595–1605

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Example Sentences

The civil day of the world commences near the anti-meridian of Rome, Greenwich, or Paris.

The word translated "day" also means time, but it is to be generally taken in the sense of the civil day—from sun up to sun down.

The astronomical day commences at noon of the civil day of the same date.

We may remark that the commencement of the astronomical day commences twelve hours after the civil day.

In England the period of the civil day may also vary under different statutes.

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