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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of dial.
  • noun The act by which a number is dialed.
  • noun archaic The art of constructing dials; the science of measuring time by dials.
  • noun 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.

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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