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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of dial.
  • n. The act by which a number is dialed.
  • n. The art of constructing dials; the science of measuring time by dials.
  • n. A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials.
  • n. A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of constructing dials; the science which explains the principles of measuring time by the sun-dial; gnomonics.

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  • "The art of constructing dials; the science which explains the principles of measuring time by the sun-dial; gnomonics."
    --Century Dictionary

    April 8, 2011