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Definition of CHRONOMETER:


  • a timepiece with a special mechanism for ensuring and adjusting its accuracy, usually for use in determining longitude at sea.
  • an instrument for measuring time [n -S]
  • An instrument for measuring time, esp. one designed to keep accurate time in spite of motion or variations in temperature, humidity, and air pressure. Chronometers were first developed for marine navigation, being used in conjunction with astronomical observation to determine longitude
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