chrono

[ kron-oh ]
/ ˈkrɒn oʊ /
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noun, plural chron·os.

Origin of chrono

by shortening; see -o

Definition for chrono (2 of 2)

chrono-


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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British Dictionary definitions for chrono

chrono-

before a vowel chron-


combining form

indicating timechronology; chronometer

Word Origin for chrono-

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.

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Medicine definitions for chrono

chrono-


pref.

Time:chronobiology.
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