chronometric

adjective
chro·​no·​met·​ric | \ ˌkrä-nə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce chronometric (audio) , ˌkrō- \
variants: or less commonly chronometrical \ ˌkrä-​nə-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce chronometrical (audio) , ˌkrō-​ \

Definition of chronometric

: of or relating to a chronometer or chronometry

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Other Words from chronometric

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

Examples of chronometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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

History and Etymology for chronometric

chronometer or chronometry + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of chronometric was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Chronometric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronometric. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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chronometric

adjective
chro·​no·​met·​ric | \ ˌkrän-ə-ˈme-trik, ˌkrō-nə- How to pronounce chronometric (audio) \
variants: also chronometrical \ -​tri-​kəl How to pronounce chronometrical (audio) \

Medical Definition of chronometric

: of or relating to a chronometer or chronometry

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