Nychthemeron/nɪkˈθɛmərɒn/, occasionally nycthemeron or nuchthemeron (Greek νυχθήμερον from the words nykt- "night", and hemera "day, daytime"), is a period of 24 consecutive hours. It is sometimes used, especially in technical literature, to avoid the ambiguity inherent in the term day.
It is the period of time that a calendar normally labels with a date, although a nychthemeron simply designates a time-span that can start at any time, not just midnight.
Some languages have a word for 24 hours, or more loosely a day plus a night in no particular order. Unlike a calendar date, only the length is defined, with no particular start or end. Furthermore, these words are considered basic and native to these languages, so unlike "nychthemeron", they are not associated with jargon.
Words for 24 hours are listed in the middle column. For comparison, the word for day, in the meaning of sunlit state, the opposite of night, is also listed in the rightmost column: