Origin of chrono
by shortening; see -o
- 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
He stopped by Jeff Arnold, who was jotting down figures from the chrono.We're Friends, Now
Crag looked at the chrono, then swung his eyes to the instruments.First on the Moon
I look at my chrono and see that in five minutes the hopper will come.
A look at the chrono sent the dream out of his head and he hurried through shaving and dressing.Double Take
I come back and see by my chrono that the blood-seal should be set; I get my hands under the computer.
before a vowel chron-
- indicating timechronology; chronometer
from Greek khronos time
Word Origin and History for 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
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