Origin of chrono
Other definitions for chrono (2 of 2)
Origin of chrono-
WORDS THAT USE CHRONO-
What does chrono- mean?
Chrono- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “time.” It is used in some scientific and medical terms.
Chrono- comes from the Greek chrónos, meaning “time.” The adjective chronic, meaning “constant” or “habitual,” also derives from this root.
What are variants of chrono-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, chrono- becomes chron-, as in chronaxie (using the French equivalent of the form).
Examples of chrono-
You may be familiar with the combining form chrono- from the word chronology, meaning “the sequential order in which past events occur.”
The first part of the word, chrono-, means “time.” The second part of the word, -logy, often denotes an area of “discourse” or “study.” Chronology, then, literally means “study of time.”
What are some words that use the combining form chrono-?
What are some other forms that chrono- may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The combining form -meter means “measure.” With this in mind, what does a chronometer measure?
How to use chrono in a sentence
Looking at his wrist chrono he said to the four Ophiuchans who came down the ramp: "You made fine time."Think Yourself to Death|C.H. Thames
I come back and see by my chrono that the blood-seal should be set; I get my hands under the computer.
Crag looked at the chrono, then swung his eyes to the instruments.
He glanced at the master chrono, 0610, and followed him into the electronics corner.
I look at my chrono and see that in five minutes the hopper will come.