gnomonic

[ noh-mon-ik ]
/ noʊˈmɒn ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to a gnomon or to a sundial.
of or relating to the measurement of time by a gnomon or a sundial.
of, relating to, or noting a map projection in which all great circles are depicted as straight lines: a gnomonic chart.

Nearby words

  1. gnomish,
  2. gnomist,
  3. gnomologic,
  4. gnomology,
  5. gnomon,
  6. gnosia,
  7. gnosis,
  8. gnossus,
  9. gnostic,
  10. gnosticism

Sometimes gno·mon·i·cal [noh-mon-i-kuh l] /noʊˈmɒn ɪ kəl/.

Origin of gnomonic

1595–1605; < Latin gnōmonicus “of, belonging to a gnomon” < Greek gnōmonikós. See gnomon, -ic

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