Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

By Sep 24, 2018Word of the Day

Zeitgaber (noun)


A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

Example sentences

“Daylight is possibly the biggest zeitgaber we have and why we often rise earlier in the summer months.”

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