gnomonic

adjective

gno·​mon·​ic
(ˈ)nō¦mänik
variants or less commonly gnomonical
-änə̇kəl
1
: of or relating to the gnomon of a sundial or its use in telling time
2
: gnomic

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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