(?), n. [Gr. time + -meter: cf. F. chronomtre.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper.
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2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc.
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3. (Mus.) A metronome.
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Box chronometer. See under Box. -- Pocket chronometer, a chronometer in the form of a large watch. -- To rate a chronometer. See Rate, v. t.
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(?), } a. [Cf. F. chronomtrique.] Pertaining to a chronometer; measured by a chronometer.
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