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[mass noun] The science of accurate time measurement.
- ‘The zodiac was involved in chronometry, astronomy, and divination.’
- ‘Jencks - a foremost expert on postmodern architecture and a committed postmodernist - has long been known for his fascination with historical chronometry of a rather morbid kind.’
- ‘Alan Ayckbourn, author of some 60 mostly memorable plays, has also reinvented space and time, geometry and chronometry.’
- ‘The reversible timelessness of the imagination distinguishes it from the irreversible chronometry of memory and bends it toward the creation of art.’
- ‘One reading of ‘Chronometricals and Horologicals’ sees the tale as a parable of nineteenth-century theosophical chronometry.’
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