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Definition of chronometry

: the measuring of time

Examples of chronometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High frequency improves chronometry, which means maximum precision. Carol Besler, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Ulysse Nardin is a master at chronometry and has been almost since its inception. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Breaking from wristwatches momentarily, here's a reminder of where the precision mechanics, which so many take for granted, originally came from: marine chronometry. Alex Doak, CNN, 9 Apr. 2021 Before, during, and after radio, chronometry, and that chap Alexander Neckam mentioning in De naturis rerum that magnets might have uses at sea, what remained the mariner’s most valuable gadget? Rob Beschizza, WIRED, 28 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of chronometry

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronometry

chrono- + -metry, after chronometer

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The first known use of chronometry was in 1833

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1 Nov 2021

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“Chronometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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chro·​nom·​e·​try | \ krə-ˈnäm-ə-trē How to pronounce chronometry (audio) \
plural chronometries

Medical Definition of chronometry

: the science of measuring time especially by periods or intervals


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