DIURNA MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Diurna Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the butterflies; -- so called because they fly only in the daytime.


• Diurnal Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) A small volume containing the daily service for the "little hours," viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and compline.
  2. (a.) A daybook; a journal.
  3. (a.) Active by day; -- applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects.
  4. (a.) A diurnal bird or insect.
  5. (a.) Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours.
  6. (a.) Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of flowers or leaves.
  7. (a.) Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.


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