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Monday, November 03, 2014

Definitions for horology

  1. the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.

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Citations for horology
From a scientific perspective, the theory and practice of horology touches on all forms of scientific endeavor--it has always been especially important in the histories of astronomy and navigation. Jonathan Betts, Time Restored, 2006
Thus I alternated between cookery and horology, clapping the pudding in the large oven and then sitting down once more to watch the clock until an incendiary sausage, bursting into flame with mighty sputterings, recalled me suddenly to the culinary department. Richard Austin Freeman, Mr. Polton Explains, 1940
Origin of horology
1810-1820
Horology shares roots with the word hour in the Greek term hṓrā, which means "time, season, hour." It entered English in the early 1800s.