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 Goldsmith also lends his industry insights to popular horology and watch podcasts such as Fifth Wrist Radio. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Today in 2021, parallel humanistic and artistic interests animate the #watchfam’s love and support for horology and fine timepieces. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 18 June 2021 The butterfly effects that led her own emergence—the jukes and pivots of my own life that led, eventually, to making my wife's acquaintance—seem to be, in some phantom way, mapped to the horology of the Brood X cicadas. Ross Kenneth Urken, Scientific American, 14 June 2021 And that's what sets Soviet watch collectors apart from your regular horology enthusiasts, said Oatman-Stanford. CNN, 10 May 2021 Grand Seiko has garnered a reputation as an ‘insider’s best choice’ for high horology. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 17 Mar. 2021 For the unversed, the Cartier Tank is the oldest, and, arguably, the most influential timepiece of 20th-century horology. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2021 And that place at the heart of horology will only be enhanced next year, when the hometown brands Rolex and Patek Philippe join with Chanel and others to create a new watch trade show there. Kathleen Beckett, New York Times, 1 May 2020 Mainspring technology continues to advance although, as with many other aspects of mechanical horology, improvements tend to be incremental rather than revolutionary. Jack Forster, Bloomberg.com, 3 Feb. 2020

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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 23 Jul. 2021.

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