noun (1)
hor·​o·​lo·​gium | \ ˌhȯrəˈlōj(ē)əm \
plural horologia\ -​)ə \

Definition of horologium

 (Entry 1 of 2)
1 : timepiece
2 [Medieval Latin, from Middle Greek hōrologion] : horologion


noun (2)
Definition of Horologium (Entry 2 of 2)
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Eridanus and Dorado and that is represented by the figure of a pendulum clock Last October, over two remarkable days, scientists saw four gamma ray bursts coming from the same place, a spot beyond the Southern Hemisphere constellation Horologium—The Clock.— Peter Kendall, Chicago Tribune, 18 Dec. 1996

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Horologium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horologium. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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