Meaning of time of day

time' of day'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a definite time as shown by a timepiece; the hour: Can you tell me the time of day?
  2. a minimum of attention: He wouldn't even give her the time of day.
  3. the current time; the present: The younger generation in this time of day encounters problems quite different from those of past generations.
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