the interval between two successive passages of the vernal equinox over the meridian, being about four minutes shorter than a mean solar day.
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Origin of sidereal day
First recorded in 1785–95
Words nearby sidereal day
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British Dictionary definitions for sidereal day
See day (def. 5)
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