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  • n. The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day.
  • n. continuance during the day

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Continuance during the day.
  • n. The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day, as is the case of the bats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quiescent or somnolent state of some animals, as the bat, during the day, as contrasted with their activity at night.

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