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quotidian

[ kwoh-tid-ee-uhn ]
/ kwoʊˈtɪd i ən /
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adjective

daily: a quotidian report.
usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.
ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidian artistry.
(of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily.

noun

something recurring daily.
a quotidian fever or ague.

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Origin of quotidian

1300–50; <Latin quotīdiānus, cottīdiānus daily, equivalent to cottīdi(ē) every day (adv.) (*quot(t)ī a locative form akin to quot however many occur, every + diē, ablative of diēs day; cf. meridian) + -ānus-an; replacing Middle English cotidien<Old French <Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM quotidian

quo·tid·i·an·ly, adverbquo·tid·i·an·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quotidian

quotidian
/ (kwəʊˈtɪdɪən) /

adjective

(esp of attacks of malarial fever) recurring daily
everyday; commonplace

noun

a malarial fever characterized by attacks that recur daily

Word Origin for quotidian

C14: from Latin quotīdiānus, variant of cottīdiānus daily
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Medical definitions for quotidian

quotidian
[ kwō-tĭdē-ən ]

adj.

Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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