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timepiece

Definitions of timepiece
  1. noun
    a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
    synonyms: horologe, timekeeper
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    examples:
    Big Ben
    clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
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    atomic clock
    a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules
    clock
    a timepiece that shows the time of day
    sandglass
    timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage
    sundial
    timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial
    timer
    a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
    ticker, watch
    a small portable timepiece
    alarm, alarm clock
    a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
    ammonia clock
    an atomic clock based on vibrational frequency of the nitrogen atom in the ammonia molecule
    analog clock
    a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial
    analog watch
    a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial
    caesium clock
    an atomic clock based on the energy difference between two states of the caesium nucleus in a magnetic field
    chronograph
    an accurate timer for recording time
    chronometer
    an accurate clock (especially used in navigation)
    cuckoo clock
    clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo
    digital clock
    a clock that displays the time of day digitally
    digital watch
    a watch with a digital display
    egg timer
    a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs
    electric clock
    a clock using a small electric motor
    hourglass
    a sandglass that runs for sixty minutes
    hunter, hunting watch
    a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
    parking meter
    a coin-operated timer located next to a parking space; depositing money into it entitles you to park your car there for a specified length of time
    pendulum clock
    a clock regulated by a pendulum
    pendulum watch
    (18th century) a watch with a balance wheel having a fake pendulum attached to it
    pocket watch
    a watch that is carried in a small watch pocket
    stem-winder
    a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem
    stop watch, stopwatch
    a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)
    system clock
    a time-of-day clock in a computer system
    time clock
    clock used to record the hours that people work
    turret clock
    a clock with more than one dial to show the time in all directions from a tower
    wall clock
    a clock mounted on a wall
    clepsydra, water clock, water glass
    clock that measures time by the escape of water
    wrist watch, wristwatch
    a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
    type of:
    measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system
    instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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