ho·​rol·​o·​gy hə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce horology (audio)
: the science of measuring time
: the art of making instruments for indicating time

Examples of horology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So goes the often-odd naming conventions of horology. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 13 May 2024 On Tuesday night, Mayer and the Swiss haute horology specialist came together for a late-evening party to celebrate the new watch. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2024 And then there are the specials, which are a combination with haute horology. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2024 As the moniker implies, the Discovery Workshops take participants on a journey of discovery into the world of high horology. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2024 Many were uncommitted watch flippers and wannabe ballers who have now begun to drop off waiting lists like lemmings, which means there are more opportunities to acquire pieces for those of us who actually love horology to play. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2024 In the world of horology, the leap year holds an even more special place. Bhanu Chopra, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Stone dials are actually a relatively recent development in the world of horology. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 24 Jan. 2024 The stylish feat of horology is based on the Golden Age’s popular Tailfin Fender with a yellow taxi sign above its windshield. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Greek hōra + English -logy

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horology was in 1819

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“Horology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horology. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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