chro·​no·​met·​ric | \ ˌkrä-nə-ˈme-trik , ˌkrō-\
variants: or less commonly chronometrical \ ˌkrä-​nə-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl , ˌkrō-​ \

Definition of chronometric

: of or relating to a chronometer or chronometry

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chronometrically \ ˌkrä-​nə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē , ˌkrō-​ \ adverb

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The need to gauge the divisions of the day and night led the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to create sundials, water clocks and other early chronometric tools. William J. H. Andrewes, Scientific American, "Time Keeping Has a Long, Colorful History," 23 Jan. 2012

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First Known Use of chronometric

1830, in the meaning defined above

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chro·​no·​met·​ric | \ ˌkrän-ə-ˈme-trik, ˌkrō-nə- \
variants: also chronometrical \ -​tri-​kəl \

Medical Definition of chronometric

: of or relating to a chronometer or chronometry

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