- 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.
- something recurring daily.
- a quotidian fever or ague.
Origin of quotidian
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- (esp of attacks of malarial fever) recurring daily
- everyday; commonplace
- 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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- Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.
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