Meaning of “chronometer” in the English Dictionary

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chronometernoun [ C ]

uk /krəˈnɒm.ɪ.tər/ us /krəˈnɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • He glanced at the astral chronometer. 
  • His chronometer showed a minute and half to blast time. 
  • The actual Greenwich time of the occurrence is calculated, and the error of the chronometer is thus determined. 
  • There was still ten seconds to go, according to the big chronometer that had been installed in the lock. 
  • With ordinary care the chronometer error can be determined in this way to within a few seconds, which is accurate enough for purposes of navigation. 

(Definition of “chronometer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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