semidiurnal

adjective
semi·​di·​ur·​nal | \ ˌse-mē-dī-ˈər-nᵊl How to pronounce semidiurnal (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semidiurnal

1 : relating to or accomplished in half a day
2 : occurring twice a day
3 : occurring approximately every half day the semidiurnal tides

First Known Use of semidiurnal

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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semidine

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semidiurnal arc

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“Semidiurnal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semidiurnal. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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