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chronometer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chronometer  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chronometer 
  n  :  an  accurate  clock  (especially  used  in  navigation) 




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