civil day

civil day
noun
a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
Syn: ↑calendar day
Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period
Hyponyms: ↑day, ↑date, ↑day of the week
Part Holonyms: ↑week, ↑hebdomad

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noun
: a day adopted for time reckoning in civil affairs; usually : the mean solar day of 24 hours beginning at mean midnight

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Astron.
day (def. 3c).
[1595-1605]

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civil day, civil year or civil time noun
The day, year or time, as reckoned for ordinary purposes
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Main Entry:civil

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civil day,
= a mean solar day; 24 hours.

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