hor·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌhȯr-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce horological (audio) \

Definition of horological

: of or relating to a horologe or horology

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Recent Examples on the Web Having hit stores just a few years prior and far from an immediate hit, the Japanese digital watch represented some of the most advanced horological innovations of its day. Wilbert L. Cooper, WSJ, "Rediscover the Simple Joy of an Affordable Digital Watch," 21 Nov. 2018 From natural disaster relief to tribal land rights, drug rehabilitation programmes to vaccinations, the horological industry has been fighting the good fight. A-LIST, "The Vanity Fair On Time Philanthropy Portfolio," 1 July 2018 That means whoever wins the auction gets not just an ultra-rare piece of horological history, but a solid case of the warm-fuzzies, too. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, "This Might Be the Rarest Rolex Ever Put Up for Auction," 13 Mar. 2018 Who knows, maybe someone will try to launch a brand called Romilly and present the 18th-century horological eponym as the inventor of the chronograph? Nick Foulkes, A-LIST, "The Story of Slicing and Dicing Time," 24 Dec. 2017 Interestingly, Arizona and Hawaii do not observe the horological ritual, joining more than 100 other countries in non-observance. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Kaspersky Struck References to 67 'Tech Partners' Like Amazon and Microsoft From Website," 4 Nov. 2017 And even Patek Philippe, one of the world’s mightiest horological brands, concedes that watches no longer rule the world’s wrists. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Patek Philippe’s Once-in-a-Decade Exhibition Opens in New York," 12 July 2017 To achieve horological humbleness, Mr. Bedwell favors small-case watches, whose faces measure around 32 or 33 millimeters across. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "With Men’s Watches, Small Is Cool Again," 28 Mar. 2017 Horological catnip to watch fans and collectors, these panic-inducing online flash sales create a buy-it-now frenzy that produces amazing results in remarkably short amounts of time. Stephen Watson, Esquire, "This $23K Watch Will Probably Be Sold Out by the Time You Read About It," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of horological

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Horological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horological. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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