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horology

[haw-rol-uh-jee, hoh-] /hɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, hoʊ-/
noun
1.
the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Greek hōro- (combining form of hṓra hour) + -logy
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  • These days, watch design is as much about technology as it is about horology.
British Dictionary definitions for horology

horology

/hɒˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time
Derived Forms
horologic (ˌhɒrəˈlɒdʒɪk), horological, adjective
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Word Origin and History for horology
n.

science of time, 1819, probably from Greek hora "hour" (see hour) + -logy. Earlier it meant "clock, clock dial" (c.1500), from Latin horologium. Related: Horologist.

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horology in Science
horology
  (hô-rŏl'ə-jē)   
The science of measuring time.
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