quartz-crystal clock

noun

variants or quartz clock
: a clock in which the high uniform piezoelectric vibrations of a quartz crystal induced by current from a constant frequency generator are used to control the rate of a synchronous motor clock

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“Quartz-crystal clock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartz-crystal%20clock. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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