gnomonic

adjective gno·mon·ic \ (ˈ)nō¦mänik \
variants: or less commonly gnomonical \-änə̇kəl\

Definition of gnomonic

1 : of or relating to the gnomon of a sundial or its use in telling time
2 : gnomic

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Origin and Etymology of gnomonic

gnomonic from Latin gnomonicus, from Greek gnōmonikos, from gnōmon-, gnōmōn pointer on a sundial + -ikos -ic; gnomonical from Latin gnomonicus + English -al


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