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“sundial” in British English

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sundialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌn.daɪl/ us /ˈsʌn.daɪl/

a device used outside, especially in the past, that consists of a thin piece of metal attached to a flat surface printed with numbers. It shows the time by the metal making a shadow on the surface as the sun moves across the sky.

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

“sundial” in American English

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sundialnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsʌnˌdɑɪl/

a device that uses the light of the sun to show the time of day

(Definition of “sundial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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