gnomonic

[noh-mon-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a gnomon or to a sundial.
2.
of or pertaining to the measurement of time by a gnomon or a sundial.
3.
Also, gnomonical.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin gnōmonicus of, belonging to a gnomon < Greek gnōmonikós. See gnomon, -ic

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gnomon (ˈnəʊmɒn)
 
n
1.  the stationary arm that projects the shadow on a sundial
2.  a geometric figure remaining after a parallelogram has been removed from one corner of a larger parallelogram
 
[C16: from Latin, from Greek: interpreter, from gignōskein to know]
 
gno'monic
 
adj
 
gno'monically
 
adv

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Example sentences
The gnomonic system defines abstract concepts over episodes.
Tracking long traveled swell with gnomonic cartographic projections.
Modelling natural mortality with age in short-lived invertebrate populations: definition of a strategy of gnomonic time division.
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