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chronometry

Line breaks: chron|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /krəˈnɒmɪtri
 
/

Definition of chronometry in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The science of accurate time measurement.
Example sentences
  • The reversible timelessness of the imagination distinguishes it from the irreversible chronometry of memory and bends it toward the creation of art.
  • The zodiac was involved in chronometry, astronomy, and divination.
  • One reading of ‘Chronometricals and Horologicals’ sees the tale as a parable of nineteenth-century theosophical chronometry.

Derivatives

chronometric

1
Pronunciation: /krɒnəˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This variable was subsequently transformed into a speed measure (scaled in milliseconds) in order to make it comparable to the other chronometric variables of the current investigation.
  • By far, the most frequent chronometric age determinations link southeastern cave art with the Mississippian period.
  • The usual reason given for the use of a chronometric system is that we don't have enough biological activity or geochemical change to find useful markers.

chronometrical

2
Pronunciation: /krɒnəˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This fact was not lost on the English mechanical genius John Harrison, who first pushed chronometrical precision into this ethereal realm.
  • As for the correct time, the U.S. Naval Observatory's Atomic Clock is the basis for what's probably the Web's most formidable chronometrical site.
  • With chronometrical precision Switzerland does away with all wolves, and is charged with the killing of at least 25 wolf cubs, which amounts to a generalised licence to kill.

chronometrically

3
Pronunciation: /krɒnəˈmɛtrɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Such beds can be used to establish reliable, regional stratigraphic sequences with a relative chronology, as with fossils, but also chronometrically calibrated sequences, because their age can be determined by a variety of methods.
  • The base of the Mesoproterozoic is defined chronometrically, in terms of years, rather than by the appearance or disappearance of some organism.
  • This numismatic and thus chronometrically valid distinction, however, could be useful regardless of whether the two brothers used the same or different passes.

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