solar day


noun

Astronomy. the time interval between two successive transits by the sun of the meridian directly opposite that of the observer; the 24-hour interval from one midnight to the following midnight.
Law. the period of time from sunrise to sunset.

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Origin of solar day

First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for solar day

solar day

noun

the period of time during which the earth makes one complete revolution on its axis relative to the sunSee day (def. 6)
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Scientific definitions for solar day

solar day

See under solar time.
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