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Definition of Water clock

Water clock
Water clock Wa"ter clock` An instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall, or flow, of a certain quantity of water; a clepsydra.

Meaning of Water clock from wikipedia

- A water clock or clepsydra (Gr**** κλεψύδρα from κλέπτειν kleptein, 'to steal'; ὕδωρ hydor, 'water') is any timepiece by which time is measured by the...
- range of duration timers, a well-known example being the hourgl****. Water clocks, along with the sundials, are possibly the oldest time-measuring instruments...
- them clepsydrae. The Zhou dynasty is believed to have used the outflow water clock around the same time, devices which were introduced from Mesopotamia...
- clocks including the Elephant clock which consisted of a weight powered water clock in the form of an Asian elephant. This horological technology was derived...
- ancient Gr**** philosopher Plato (428–348 BC) was said to possess a large water clock with an unspecified alarm signal similar to the sound of a water organ;...
- The Water Clock, also known as The Giant Water Clock, is in the permanent collection of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis located in Indianapolis,...
- ancient Egypt. Both an Egyptian sundial for daytime use and an Egyptian water clock for night-time use were found in the tomb of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Dating...
- Athens which featured eight sundials. In its interior, there was also a water clock (or clepsydra), driven by water coming down from the Acropolis. In Song...
- not comprehensive but does indicate the placement of turret clocks. Water clocks are reported as early as 4000 B.C. and were used in the ancient world...
- The Hornsby Water Clock, titled Man, Time and the Environment is a piece of kinetic sculpture, a decorative fountain and a functional clock in the Florence...
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