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The period during which the sun is above the horizon, as distinguished from the period in which the earth turns once on its axis.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. After post-classical Latin dies artificialis; compare Middle French, French jour artificiel, Old Occitan artificial dia.
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