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chronometry

[krə′näm·ə·trē]
(horology)
The science of measuring time.
The measurement of time by a chronometer.
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TIMEPIECES Masterpieces of Chronometry is a lovely work filled with the dedication to detail, and result of research presented by a renowned craftsman.
Chapters 1 and 2 on chronometry nicely provide parallel lines of evidence for their theses.
Chief among these is chronometry, the measuring, typically, of reaction times in the performance of carefully delimited cognitive tasks.
chronometry of technological productivity, geometric and geological measurements, and measurements of rock quality.
In 1892, the "FrE res Baume" company set an absolute precision record at the chronometry competition held in Kew Observatory in England with a tourbillon chronometer, acclaimed as the most accurate watch of its time.
This event realised hatred chronometry and contained four moments (relay 1, 2, 3, 4) and 10 of specific obstacles.
you'll get plenty of time to inspect the face of that interesting piece of chronometry when the Good Man begins on his 20-minute prayer.
The Baume brand won gold medals at the Universal Exhibitions in Paris, London, Philadelphia and Geneva with its complication watches -- tourbillons, minute repeaters and perpetual calendars -- and was repeatedly successful in what was then the most famous chronometry competition of them all: the one held by the Kew Teddington Observatory London.
Yes, there were astrolabes used centuries ago to measure planetary time, and contemporary artworks made with the more recent apparatus of chronometry (Piero Manzoni's collage of calendar pages, Tatsuo Miyajima's sculpture of hanging digital numbers).
Having reached the first peak of chronometry around 1800, Prignitz cites literary examples reflecting the new awareness of time as measured out by clocks: their dissemination, their value, their status as prestige objects.
Interspersed are straightforward commentary, sketches, and photos of such subjects as the Gulf Stream, chronometry, nautical terms, a seagoing grace before meals, extreme weather, parts of a bosun's pipe, and manmade icebergs.