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daytime

[dey-tahym]
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noun
  1. the time between sunrise and sunset.
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adjective
  1. occurring, done, presented, etc., during the day: daytime television.
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Origin of daytime

First recorded in 1525–35; day + time
Related formspre·day·time, noun
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daytime

noun
  1. the time between dawn and dusk; the day as distinct from evening or night
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Word Origin and History for daytime

n.

1530s, from day + time (n.).

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