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The time between successive meridian transits of the sun at a particular place.
twenty-four-hour period, full day, twenty-four hours, working dayView synonyms
- ‘Hence, saying that a 5000-kg dinosaur has to avoid the sun means that it has to reduce radiative heat load during a whole solar day.’
- ‘It is a planet with an unusual rotation rate, such that the solar day on Mercury lasts two Earth years.’
- ‘Its eccentricity and inclination are greater than those of any other planet except Pluto, but its unique feature is that the year is actually shorter than the solar day!’
- ‘Either timer will enable you to determine, with great accuracy, how long it takes for the Sun to revolve around the Earth: the solar day.’
- ‘Your operations duty time started one solar day ago.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.