chro·​nom·​e·​try krə-ˈnä-mə-trē How to pronounce chronometry (audio)
: the measuring of time

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As well as improved chronometry, its big headline winner was 15,000 Gauss anti-magnetism—about 250 times more than the industry standard for anti-magnetic watches. Alex Doak, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 Here, Andrea Foffi, the world’s ultimate Speedy guru, explores the model’s role and evolution in the broader context of contemporary chronometry. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 9 Dec. 2022 Donders is dead: cortical traveling waves and the limits of mental chronometry in cognitive neuroscience. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 9 July 2015 The result is a totally new approach to the rainbow trend through the precision of chronometry and the harmony of human biology. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2022 With over 230 chronometry prizes, the caliber 135-O holds a record in the history of watchmaking. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 29 Sep. 2022 The 10 watches now produced by Zenith and Voutilainen will house original chronometry Calibre 135-O movements. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 3 June 2022 Each was rigorously worked on in a year-long process and regulated by Charles Fleck and René Gygax, Zenith chronometry specialists. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 3 June 2022 The unique piece resulted in a new chronometry certification at the Besançon Observatory in France, as well as Voutilainen’s ultra-coveted Obseratoire series, based on the original. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 3 June 2022 See More

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Word History


chrono- + -metry, after chronometer

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chronometry was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Chronometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


chro·​nom·​e·​try krə-ˈnäm-ə-trē How to pronounce chronometry (audio)
plural chronometries
: the science of measuring time especially by periods or intervals
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