Quotidian definition

kwō-tĭdē-ən
Daily; recurring every day.
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Anything, esp. a fever, that recurs daily.
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Everyday; commonplace.
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Everyday; usual or ordinary.
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Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.
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Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.
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The definition of quotidian is something boring, mundane or occurring every day.

Your typical daily trek to work where absolutely nothing interesting ever happens is an example of something that would be described as a quotidian trek.

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(medicine) Recurring every twenty-four hours or (more generally) daily (of symptoms etc.). [from 14th c.]
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Happening every day; daily. [from 15th c.]
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Having the characteristics of something which can be seen, experienced etc. every day or very commonly; commonplace, ordinary; trivial, mundane. [from 15th c.]
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(medicine, now rare, historical) A fever which recurs every day; quotidian malaria. [from 14th c.]
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(Anglicanism, historical) A daily allowance formerly paid to certain members of the clergy. [from 16th c.]
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(usually with definite article) Commonplace or mundane things regarded as a class. [from 20th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quotidian
Plural:
quotidians

Origin of quotidian

  • Middle English cotidien from Old French from Latin quōtīdiānus from quōtīdiē each day quot how many, as many as kwo- in Indo-European roots diē ablative of diēs day dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman cotidian, cotidien, Middle French cotidian, cotidien, and their source, Latin cottÄ«diānus, quōtÄ«diānus (“happening every day"), from adverb cottÄ«diÄ“, quōtÄ«diÄ“ (“every day, daily"), from an unattested adjective derived from quot (“how many") + locative form of diÄ“s (“day").

    From Wiktionary