I want a word to describe the name of a date, that is a date only contains year, month and day, like "2017-7-1", but not contains time "12:05".

The word "date" is not specific, because it can also contains time.

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    The specific word for a single specification of a day month and year, like "25 July 2017" is date. Please edit your question to describe in more detail what you refer to in the title.
    – Andrew Leach
    Jul 25, 2017 at 16:26
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    "Date" is pretty commonly accepted to mean just the date. "Date and time" would also include time.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jul 25, 2017 at 16:59
  • @MarkDWorthenPsyD Hi, I have edit the question, try to make it specific enough.
    – zgjie
    Jul 25, 2017 at 17:00
  • I agree with @RoryAlsop :O) Jul 25, 2017 at 17:32

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Calendar date. This is the term used in commodity trading, where the CME Group's online glossary is very helpful (look under "D").

In trading, orders are executed while the market is open, but many activities, such as settlement or margin calculation, take place at the end of the day. There is a need to define dates and times in a rigorous but understandable way.

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