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sundial

[suhn-dahy-uh l, -dahyl] /ˈsʌnˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl/
noun
1.
an instrument that indicates the time of day by means of the position, on a graduated plate or surface, of the shadow of the gnomon as it is cast by the sun.
Origin of sundial
1570-1580
1570-80; sun + dial
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sundial

/ˈsʌnˌdaɪəl/
noun
1.
a device indicating the time during the hours of sunlight by means of a stationary arm (the gnomon) that casts a shadow onto a plate or surface marked in hours
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n.

1590s, from sun (n.) + dial (n.).

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