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daytime

[dey-tahym] /ˈdeɪˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the time between sunrise and sunset.
adjective
2.
occurring, done, presented, etc., during the day:
daytime television.
Compare nighttime.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; day + time
Related forms
predaytime, noun
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Examples from the web for daytime
  • The zonation is based on the daytime distribution of animals.
  • In the daytime they had the range of a hall, and at night retired each to his own bed, never intruding into that of another.
  • Here, with trees behind them blocking the sun, during the daytime the openings are dark voids and light bounces off the remainder.
  • Special daytime parking arrangements for the heavy load have to be worked out with towns along the route.
  • In the daytime it would not, it could not, so much affect the ear.
  • They are not often found wandering away from their homes in the daytime, but if so caught are easily run down and killed.
  • Many of these are known to cause fatigue and daytime drowsiness.
  • The work you do at night you always will have to do over again in the daytime anyhow.
  • In the daytime, the sides of the building are a shiny gold reflective color.
  • The custom of taking daytime siestas and working late into the evening means that the streets are crowded at night.
British Dictionary definitions for daytime

daytime

/ˈdeɪˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the time between dawn and dusk; the day as distinct from evening or night
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Word Origin and History for daytime
n.

1530s, from day + time (n.).

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