What Does Nocturnal Mean?


As an animal behavior, nocturnality describes sleeping during the daytime and being active at night - the opposite of the diurnal human lifestyle, and that of those animals with which we are most familiar.
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of or pertaining to the night (diurnal).
done, occurring, or coming at night: nocturnal visit.
active at night (diurnal): nocturnal animals.
opening by night and closing by day, as certain flowers (diurnal).
Archaic. an astrolabe for telling time at night or for determining latitude by the position of certain stars in reference to Polaris.
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Generally, the term nocturnal implies that which relates to or occurs during the night. This term is used in different fields; for instance in botany, it means having flowers that open in the night, while in zoology, nocturnal means most active at night.
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