Wiktionary:Word of the day/2024/May 16

Word of the day
for May 16
broad daylight n
  1. Abundant natural illumination in daytime, producing clear visibility; hence, daytime.
  2. (figurative) Chiefly preceded by in: the full view of observers during the day.

Today is the International Day of Light, which is recognized by the United Nations to emphasize the importance of light science and technology in sustainable development, and to celebrate the place of light in art, culture, and education. It marks the day in 1960 when the American engineer and physicist Theodore Maiman successfully fired the first laser.

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