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chronometry

[kruh-nom-i-tree]
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noun
  1. the art of measuring time accurately.
  2. measurement of time by periods or divisions.

Origin of chronometry

First recorded in 1825–35; chrono- + -metry
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Examples from the Web for chronometry

Historical Examples

  • Chronometry we shall find, but not chronicles; astronomy with astrological aims; ritual, but no records.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • This ingenious and valuable discovery introduced a new ra in chronometry.

  • Our chronometry depends on the annual motion of the Earth round the Sun.


British Dictionary definitions for chronometry

chronometry

noun
  1. the science or technique of measuring time with extreme accuracy
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