solar day

noun

Definition of solar day 

: the interval between transits of the apparent or mean sun across the meridian at any place

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The length of a solar day, measured by the time between the sun’s passage of any particular point in the sky, is rarely 24 hours precisely. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's earliest sunrise of the year comes Thursday," 13 June 2018

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1751, in the meaning defined above

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