the art of measuring time using sundials

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  • Gnomonics — Gno*mon ics, n. [See {Gnomonic}.] The art or science of dialing, or of constructing dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnomonics — noun The art of designing and constructing sundials See Also: gnomon …   Wiktionary

  • gnomonics — n. Dialling …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gnomonics — gno·mo·nics …   English syllables

  • gnomonics — nōˈmäniks noun plural but singular in construction : the art of using or making dials, especially sundials …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sundial — A sundial is a device that measures time by the position of the Sun. In common designs such as the horizontal sundial, the sun casts a shadow from its style (a thin rod or a sharp, straight edge) onto a flat surface marked with lines indicating… …   Wikipedia

  • Gnomonist — Gno mon*ist, n. One skilled in gnomonics. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gnomonology — Gno mon*ol o*gy, n. [Gnomon + logy. Cf. {Gnomonology}.] A treatise on gnomonics. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gnomon — For other uses, see Gnomon (disambiguation). The gnomon is the triangular blade in this sundial The gnomon is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow. Gnomon (γνώμων) is an ancient Greek word meaning indicator , one who discerns, or that… …   Wikipedia

  • Figurative system of human knowledge — The original figurative system of human knowledge tree, in French. The figurative system of human knowledge , sometimes known as the tree of Diderot and d Alembert, was a tree developed to represent the structure of knowledge itself, produced for …   Wikipedia

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