Definition of Antikythera mechanism in English:

Antikythera mechanism

(also Anticythera mechanism)

noun

  • A mechanical astronomical device believed to have been manufactured in ancient Greece in the first or second century b.c., fragments of which were discovered in 1900 amongst the cargo of an ancient shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Scientific American. From the name of the island of Antikythera + mechanism.

Pronunciation

Antikythera mechanism

/ˌantɪkɪˈθɪərə ˌmɛk(ə)nɪz(ə)m//ˌantɪkɪˈθɪərə ˌmɛkənɪz(ə)m/