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Horology

[hə-RAH-lə-jee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 19th century

1.

The study and measurement of time.

2.

The art of making clocks and watches.

Examples of Horology in a sentence

"Modern technologies, such as atomic clocks, have increased the precision of horology."

"The museum had an entire exhibit dedicated to the craft of horology."

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About Horology

This word originates from a combination of the Greek words “hōra” (which means “time”) and “ology” (a subject of study or interest).

Did you Know?

Horology, or the art of making clocks and watches, is a skilled process. All components of the clock must work together in harmony to properly deliver the time, but there is an artistic element as well. Cuckoo clocks, for example, include mechanisms that allow a toy to pop out and announce a new hour. Gedackt pipes produce the distinctive “cuckoo” sound these clocks are known for.

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