microchronometer


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microchronometer

an instrument for measuring extremely small time intervals. — microchronometric, adj.
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Gilbert boasted that his motion studies of surgeons used a "microchronometer" that "records times to the millionth of an hour." Curtis politely dismisses this claim as "bluster," noting the incongruity of finding such extraordinarily precise measures of time tied to blatantly inaccurate measures of distance--and that, at any rate, such small measurements would be useless.