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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


analemmatic relating to the seasonal difference between time as shown by clocks and by the sun.
antedate to date from before.
atemporal without consideration of time.
backdate to predate.
bissextile of or pertaining to the leap year; (noun) the extra day in the leap year.
calendar an almanac or table of months, days, and seasons; (verb) to register or enter in a calendar.
calendric relating to the calendar.
calendrical relating to the calendar.
chronometer an instrument for measuring time.
clepsydra (Lat.) an instrument which measures time by trickling water.
datable that may be dated.
dateable that may be dated.
dateline an imaginary line marking the difference between time zones; (verb) to mark with a dateline.
epagomenal of days, intercalary, or inserted between others.
foredate to date before the true time; to antedate.
geochronologic relating to geochronology.
geochronology the study of measuring geological time.
gnomon (Greek) the pin of a sundial.
gnomonic of or pertaining to a gnomon, a sundial.
gnomonical of or pertaining to a gnomon, a sundial.
gnomonics (Hist.) the art of measuring time using sundials.
gnomonology a treatise on gnomonics.
heterochrony divergence from normal time sequence in development.
horographer one who constructs timepieces.
horologe any instrument for telling the time.
horologic relating to horology, the science of measuring time.
horological relating to horology, the science of measuring time.
horologion a horologe.
horologium (Obs.) a horologe, an instrument for telling the time.
horology the science of measuring time.
horometry the science of time measurement.
hourglass an instrument for measuring the hours by the running of sand through a narrow neck.
hourplate a timepiece dial.
intercalarily (Adv.) INTERCALARY, inserted in a calendar.
intercalary inserted in a calendar (for example, a day or a month).
isochron a line connecting points of equal time difference.
isochronal uniform in time; recurring at regular intervals; eg isochronal vibrations or oscillations.
isochronally (Adv.) ISOCHRONAL, uniform in time; recurring at regular intervals.
isochrone a line connecting points of equal time difference.
kalendar an almanac or table of months, days, and seasons; (verb) to register or enter in a calendar.
luach (Hebrew) a Jewish calendar showing dates of festivals and the Sabbath.
menology a calendar, esp one commemorating specific people.
redate to date again.
sandglass an instrument for measuring time by the running of sand.
stemwinder a keyless watch.
stopwatch an accurate watch readily started and stopped, used in timing a race, etc.
sundial a type of time-telling device.
timepiece any kind of clock.
watchcase the case housing the mechanism of a watch.
wristwatch a small watch that is attached to a bracelet or strap and is worn around the wrist.
zonetime standard time used at sea.