- the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.
Origin of horology
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Examples from the Web for horology
In any modern work on horology of value, the metric system is used.An Analysis of the Lever Escapement
H. R. Playtner
He was not, however, dissuaded from his preoccupation with horology.
Vitality, says Huxley, has no more reality than the horology of a clock.The Breath of Life
We now come to consider the date of the next grand step in the progress of Horology,—namely, that of the invention of the clock.
It will be worth while by way of illustration to point to the assistance given by horology to astronomical and nautical science.
- the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time
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Word Origin and History for horology
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- The science of measuring time.
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