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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History and Etymology for 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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“Gnomonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnomonic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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