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[tahym-pees] /ˈtaɪmˌpis/
an apparatus for measuring and recording the progress of time; chronometer.
a clock or a watch.
Origin of timepiece
1755-65; time + piece Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for timepiece
  • In our own age, the commonest of these is the mechanical timepiece: the clock or watch.
  • The founder of the pop art movement dabbled in other artsy industries, even creating a special timepiece.
  • The timepiece has a sapphire-crystal, polished-steel case and a tachymeter to measure speed.
  • Small enough to pack in a pocket, this solid little timepiece is a precision marvel of miniaturization built to travel.
  • He took it apart and put it back together several times before deciding to build his own timepiece.
  • Each of the hand-selected wooden wagon wheels has been restored and made into a fully functioning timepiece.
  • But it looks good, and despite the flaws it works perfectly as a timepiece.
  • Hillis' timepiece would tick once a year, its insides would bong once a century, and the cuckoo would appear once a millennium.
  • If enough people show interest, then this rather handsome timepiece will make it into stores.
  • IN the age of the digital watch, the public timepiece has become a lost communal art.
British Dictionary definitions for timepiece


any of various devices, such as a clock, watch, or chronometer, which measure and indicate time
a device which indicates the time but does not strike or otherwise audibly mark the hours
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