How To Pronounce gnomon

gnomon

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  • g-no-mon

1 Meaning, 3 Sentences and 2 Another words found for gnomon.

1.{Noun}  indicator provided by the stationary arm whose shadow indicates the time on the sundial
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 1.Scientific Geography Profited Largely From The Labours Of Eratosthenes Of Cyrene, Whom Ptolemy Euergetes Appointed The gnomon Was Known To The Chinese In The 5th Century B.c., And Reached The Greeks (anaximander) Through Babylon.
 2.He Taught, If He Did Not Discover, The Obliquity Of The Ecliptic, Is Said To Have Introduced Into Greece The gnomon (for Determining The Solstices) And The Sundial, And To Have Invented Some Kind Of Geographical Map. But His Reputation Is Due Mainly To His Work On Nature, Few Words Of Which Remain.
 3.More Surprising As The Chinese Astronomers Are Credited With Having Made Use Of The gnomon As Early As 1000 B.c. For Determining Latitudes.
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 1.{Noun}  indicator
 2.{Noun}  gnomon
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