Horology Ho*rol"o*gy, n. [See {Horologe}.] The science of measuring time, or the principles and art of constructing instruments for measuring and indicating portions of time, as clocks, watches, dials, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Horology — (from Greek: ὥρα, hour, time and Greek: λόγος, logos, study, speech ; lit. the study of time) is the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, clepsydras, timers, time recorders and marine chronometers are all… …   Wikipedia

  • horology — (n.) science of time, 1819, probably from Gk. hora hour (see HOUR (Cf. hour)) + LOGY (Cf. logy). Earlier it meant clock, clock dial (c.1500), from L. horologium. Related: Horologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • horology — ► NOUN 1) the study and measurement of time. 2) the art of making clocks and watches. DERIVATIVES horological adjective horologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek h ra time …   English terms dictionary

  • horology — [hō räl′ə jē] n. [< Gr hōra, HOUR + LOGY] the science or art of measuring time or making timepieces …   English World dictionary

  • horology — noun Etymology: Greek hōra + English logy Date: 1819 1. the science of measuring time 2. the art of making instruments for indicating time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horology — /haw rol euh jee, hoh /, n. the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time. [1810 20; < Gk horo (comb. form of hóra HOUR) + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • horology — noun The art, science and technology of timekeeping and timekeepers, such as clocks, watches and sundials …   Wiktionary

  • horology — science of time measurement Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • horology — n. science of measuring time; art of creating timepieces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horology — [hɒ rɒlədʒi] noun 1》 the study and measurement of time. 2》 the art of making clocks and watches. Derivatives horologer noun horologic adjective horological adjective horologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

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