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This month's Greek word
  • anachronism  (representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than the chronological, proper, or historical order)

  • chronaxie  (the minimum interval of time necessary to electrically stimulate a muscle or nerve fiber, using twice the minimum current needed to elicit a threshold response)

  • chronic  (of long duration; continuing; lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence)

  • chronicle  (an extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment)

  • chronobiology  (the study of the effects of time and rhythmical phenomena on life processes)

  • chronogram  (the record produced by a chronograph)

  • chronograph  (an instrument that registers or graphically records time intervals such as the duration of an event)

  • chronological  (arranged in order of time of occurrence)

  • chronology  (the science that deals with the determination of dates and the sequence of events)

  • chronometer  (an exceptionally precise timepiece)

  • chronometry  (the scientific measurement of time)

  • chronoscope  (an optical instrument for the precise measurement of very small time intervals)

  • crony  (a long-time close friend or companion)

  • diachronic  (of or concerned with phenomena, especially of language, as they change through time)

  • geochronology  (the chronology of the earth's history as determined by geologic events)

  • isochronal  (equal in duration; characterized by or occurring at equal intervals of time)

  • synchronism  (coincidence in time; simultaneousness)

  • synchronous  (occurring or existing at the same time)

Definitions are taken from:

The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright Ā© 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. (30 Sep. 2006).

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