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Meaning of CHRONOMETER

Pronunciation:  kru'nâmitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an accurate clock (especially used in navigation)
 

CHRONOMETER is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: clock

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chro*nom"e*ter\, n. [Gr. ? time + -meter: cf. F.
chronom[`e]tre.]
1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper.

2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance,
   and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time
   with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations,
   in determining longitude, etc.

3. (Mus.) A metronome.

{Box chronometer}. See under {Box}.

{Pocket chronometer}, a chronometer in the form of a large
   watch.

{To rate a chronometer}. See {Rate}, v. t.

 
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 Related Terms: astronavigation, Big Ben, celestial navigation, clock, clock movement, clockworks, coastwise navigation, consolan, dead reckoning, fix, horologe, horologium, line of position, loran, pilotage, plane sailing, point-to-point navigation, radar, radio beacon, radio navigation, sextant, shoran, sofar, sonar, tables, ticker, timekeeper, timepiece, timer, turnip, watch, watchworks
 

 

 

 

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