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chronometer Line breaks: chron|om¦eter
Pronunciation: /krəˈnɒmɪtə/

Definition of chronometer in English:


An instrument for measuring time accurately in spite of motion or variations in temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
Example sentences
  • The process of mapping itself, now much more accurate thanks to Britain's invention of the chronometer for measuring longitude, allowed the British to perceive the globe as an integrated whole.
  • Preuss pocketed the chronometer and clutched his notebook.
  • And one might think initially they didn't do that because they didn't have the instruments, they didn't have the precise chronometers.
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