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A device, such as a clock or sundial, used in telling time.
[Middle English orloge, from Old French, from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion : hōrā, hour, season; see yēr- in Indo-European roots + legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Horology) a rare word for timepiece
[C14: from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion, from hōra hour + -logos from legein to tell]
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hor•o•loge(ˈhɔr əˌloʊdʒ, -ˌlɒdʒ, ˈhɒr-)
any instrument for indicating the time, esp. a sundial or an early form of clock.
[1375–1425; Middle English orloge < Middle French < Latin hōrologium < Greek hōrológion=hōro-, comb. form of hṓra hour + -logion, derivative of lógos speech (see logos)]
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any instrument or device for telling time, especially a sundial and early forms of the clock.See also: Time
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|Noun||1.||horologe - a measuring instrument or device for keeping time|
atomic clock - a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules
balance wheel, balance - a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
dial - the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
escapement - mechanical device that regulates movement
hairspring - a fine spiral spring that regulates the movement of the balance wheel in a timepiece
hand - a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; "the big hand counts the minutes"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
sandglass - timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
sundial - timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial
time-ball - a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory
timer - a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
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