ho·​rol·​o·​gy | \ hə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce horology (audio) \

Definition of horology

1 : the science of measuring time
2 : the art of making instruments for indicating time

Examples of horology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brand’s timepieces often wear rather large on the wrist (given all of the technical components necessary to create the high-horology pieces), so this will be a welcome change for collectors looking for a better fit. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 5 July 2022 Though, to be fair, many innovations in horology, including the invention of the wristwatch, were initially regarded as frivolous. Alex Levin, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Earlier this month, the international horology community descended on Geneva for the annual Watches & Wonders fair to get hands on with the year’s newest, most highly anticipated releases. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 12 Apr. 2022 The big takeaway so far is that everyone is aiming for a slice of the high horology pie. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2022 Plus, it has been finished to high-horology standards with Côtes de Genève, Traits Tirés and circular graining finishes visible through the caseback. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 26 Jan. 2022 Seiko Credor functions as the brand's ultra-high-end line and, for fans of aesthetic simplicity crossed with hand-craft haute horology, Credor first offered the Eichi and, in 2014, announced the incredible and minimalist Eichi II. Jack Forster, Bloomberg.com, 20 Jan. 2021 Numerous diverse cultures have strong histories within horology, yet they aren’t often recognized in normality. Aldis Hodge, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2022 Its one of the most acclaimed certifications in the world of haute horology. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of horology

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for horology

Greek hōra + English -logy

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“Horology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horology. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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