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chrono

[kron-oh]
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noun, plural chron·os.
  1. chronometer.

Origin of chrono

by shortening; see -o

chrono-

  1. a combining form meaning “time,” used in the formation of compound words: chronometer.
Also especially before a vowel, chron-.

Origin of chrono-

< Greek, combining form of chrónos
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Examples from the Web for chrono

Historical Examples

  • He stopped by Jeff Arnold, who was jotting down figures from the chrono.

    We're Friends, Now

    Henry Hasse

  • Crag looked at the chrono, then swung his eyes to the instruments.

  • I look at my chrono and see that in five minutes the hopper will come.

    The Lost Kafoozalum

    Pauline Ashwell

  • A look at the chrono sent the dream out of his head and he hurried through shaving and dressing.

    Double Take

    Richard Wilson

  • I come back and see by my chrono that the blood-seal should be set; I get my hands under the computer.

    The Lost Kafoozalum

    Pauline Ashwell


British Dictionary definitions for chrono

chrono-

before a vowel chron-

combining form
  1. indicating timechronology; chronometer

Word Origin

from Greek khronos time
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Word Origin and History for chrono

chrono-

before vowels chron-, word-forming element meaning "time," from Latinized form of Greek khrono-, comb. form of khronos "time, a defined time, a lifetime, a season, a while," which is of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

chrono in Medicine

chrono-

pref.
  1. Time:chronobiology.
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