clock·​like | \ ˈkläk-ˌlīk How to pronounce clocklike (audio) \

Definition of clocklike

: unusually regular, undeviating, and precise does his job with clocklike efficiency

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The radio emissions themselves, Dr. Chatterjee said, resemble the blasts from pulsars — the spinning neutron stars that emit clocklike pulses of radiation and whose discovery in 1968 did indeed elicit speculation about little green men. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Radio Bursts Traced to Faraway Galaxy, but Caller Is Probably ‘Ordinary Physics’," 4 Jan. 2017 As its inflating interior forms a new universe, its energy incrementally ticks down in clocklike fashion each time the expanding circle winds around the cylinder’s circumference and overlaps itself. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Triangles in the Sky Tell the Story of the Universe’s Birth," 23 Apr. 2016

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1609, in the meaning defined above

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