Definition of chronometer
: timepiece; especially : one designed to keep time with great accuracy
Examples of chronometer in a Sentence
a fancy new chronometer that is light-years more advanced than your average wristwatch
Recent Examples of chronometer from the Web
The awards were launched in observance of a half-century of the iconic Rolex Oyster chronometer, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch.
With few exceptions, the modern gadget is as impossible to navigate as were the seas before the sextant and the marine chronometer.
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First Known Use of chronometer
CHRONOMETER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chronometer for English Language Learners
: a watch or clock that measures time very exactly
Medical Definition of chronometer
: an instrument for measuring time; especially : one designed to keep time with great accuracy
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