hor·​o·​log·​i·​cal ˌhȯr-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce horological (audio)
: of or relating to a horologe or horology

Examples of horological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over two decades later, the Freak, with its advanced materials and unusual design, is still considered a unique horological breakthrough—though U.N. continues to toy with its form, tweaking it subtly and expanding the collection. Oren Hartov, Robb Report, 24 Nov. 2023 The acquisition underscores the fierce competition between horological heavyweights for both customers and prime locations. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 And one highlight has set the horological world alight. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2023 Sotheby's Two horological masterpieces are heading to auction next month—and both of them were made by the same talented watchmaker. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Oct. 2023 Hindman has lined up one helluva horological haul for collectors this fall. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2023 The watch is one of five new references that were released last Thursday by the two aforementioned horological heavyweights. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2023 Inside an anechoic chamber specially dedicated to this horological complication, the specialist will first ascertain the resonant frequency of each gong. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2023 The classic Calatrava, with its sleek lines and pure form, is a horological master class in sotto voce eleganza. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horological was in the 15th century

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“Horological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horological. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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