Definition of Chronometer. Meaning of Chronometer. Synonyms of Chronometer

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Definition of Chronometer

Chronometer
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.

Meaning of Chronometer from wikipedia

- A marine chronometer is a timepiece that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard; it can therefore be used to determine...
- A chronometer (from Ancient Gr**** χρονόμετρον) is a specific type of mechanical timepiece tested and certified to meet certain precision standards. In...
- Chronometer or chronoscope may refer to: Chronometer of Loulie, a precursor to the metronome Clock Chronometer watch Observatory chronometer, a device...
- A railroad chronometer or railroad standard watch is a specialized timepiece that once was crucial for safe and correct operation of trains in many countries...
- Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, is the institute responsible for certifying the accuracy...
- Longitude by chronometer is a method, in navigation, of determining longitude using a marine chronometer, which was developed by John Harrison during...
- (1747–1806), English chronometer maker, London, pocket and marine chronometer. George Margetts (1748–1808), English chronometer maker, London, pocket...
- The Omega Seamaster is a line of manual winding, automatic winding, chronometer, and quartz watches that Omega has produced since 1948. The Seamaster...
- marine chronometers were developed to a very high degree of accuracy for use in maritime navigation. To test the accuracy of such marine chronometers, watchmakers...
- self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude...
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