twenty-four hour period

noun
time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
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two days later they left

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they put on two performances every day

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there are 30,000 passengers per day

Derivationally related forms: ↑daily (for: ↑day)
Hypernyms: ↑time unit, ↑unit of time
Hyponyms:
tomorrow, ↑today, ↑yesterday, ↑morrow, ↑eve, ↑date, ↑day of the month
Part Meronyms:
day, ↑daytime, ↑daylight, ↑noon, ↑twelve noon, ↑high noon, ↑midday, ↑noonday, ↑noontide, ↑night, ↑nighttime, ↑dark, ↑hour, ↑hr, ↑60 minutes

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