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Meaning of "gnomon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GNOMON

From Latin, from Greek: interpreter, from gignōskein to know.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GNOMON

gnomon  [ˈnəʊmɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GNOMON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gnomon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GNOMON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gnomon

Gnomon

A gnomon NO-mon, from Greek γνώμων, gnōmōn, literally "one that knows or examines", is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow. The term has come to be used for a variety of purposes in mathematics and other fields.

Definition of gnomon in the English dictionary

The definition of gnomon in the dictionary is the stationary arm that projects the shadow on a sundial. Other definition of gnomon is a geometric figure remaining after a parallelogram has been removed from one corner of a larger parallelogram.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GNOMON


agathodaimon
ˌæɡəθəʊˈdaɪmɒn
chrismon
ˈkrɪzmɒn
c´mon
kəˈmɒn
coolamon
ˈkuːləmɒn
daimon
ˈdaɪmɒn
denouement
deɪˈnuːmɒn
etymon
ˈɛtɪˌmɒn
hegemon
ˈheɡɪˌmɒn
isodomon
aɪˈsɒdəˌmɒn
jomon
ˈdʒəʊmɒn
kakiemon
ˌkækɪˈeɪmɒn
kikumon
ˈkɪkuːˌmɒn
kirimon
ˈkiːrɪˌmɒn
mnemon
ˈniːmɒn
norimon
ˈnɒrɪˌmɒn
Philemon
faɪˈliːmɒn
plasmon
ˈplæzmɒn
salamon
ˈsæləˌmɒn
stasimon
ˈstæsɪˌmɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GNOMON

gnocchi
gnome
gnome-like
Gnomes of Zurich
gnomic
gnomical
gnomically
gnomish
gnomist
gnomonic
gnomonical
gnomonically
gnomonology
gnoseology
gnoses
gnosiology
gnosis
gnostic
gnostical
gnostically

WORDS THAT END LIKE GNOMON

Amon
cinnamon
common
daemon
Damon
demon
dromon
in common
lemon
Mormon
salmon
sermon
Simon
Solomon
Song of Solomon
summon
the Song of Solomon
timon
uncommon
Wisdom of Solomon

Synonyms and antonyms of gnomon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gnomon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GNOMON

Find out the translation of gnomon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gnomon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gnomon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

时针
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gnomon
570 millions of speakers

English

gnomon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शंकु क्षेत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عقرب ساعة الشمس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гномон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gnomon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gnomon
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gnomon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gnomon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gnomon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グノモン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gnomon
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gnomon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gnomon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

க்னோம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शंकूच्या आकाराचे मोठे झाड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

güneş saati mili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gnomone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gnomon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гномон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gnomon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Γνώμων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gnomon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gnomonen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gnomon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gnomon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GNOMON»

The term «gnomon» is regularly used and occupies the 88.905 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GNOMON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gnomon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GNOMON»

Discover the use of gnomon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gnomon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gnomon: From Pharaohs to Fractals
"Midhat Gazale's "Gnomon," handsomely illustrated by the author, is a splendid introduction to the surprising properties of gnomons, spirals, and their closely related number sequences, especially the famous golden number.
Midhat J. Gazalé, 1999
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Gnomon
Jonathan Greene, Bruce Marcus. gnomon number one fall 1965 editors : jonathan greene bruce marcus press at 526 subscription West III ooate St 00 gnomon ia published by the gnomon New York N.X. 10025. A four iaeue - Manuaoripta will ...
Jonathan Greene, Bruce Marcus, 1967
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John Albert Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament: Pointing ...
Pointing Out from the Natural Force of the Words, the Simplicity, Depth, Harmony and Saving Power of Its Divine Thoughts Johann Albrecht Bengel. BENGEL'S GNOMON OP THE NEW TESTAMENT. A NEW TRANSLATION, EDITED BY ...
Johann Albrecht Bengel, 1860
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Easy-to-make Wooden Sundials: Instructions and Plans for ...
When you have practiced enough, burn in the markings on the dial. Work slowly and carefully, and stay on the line. The reward of your care is the neatness and accuracy of your finished dial. Constructing the Gnomon (Part C) The template for  ...
Milton Stoneman, 1982
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Sticks, Stones, and Shadows: Building the Egyptian Pyramids
flat gnomon having a small hole just below its top. This clever device would serve a double purpose; in addition to registering the shadow of the high summer sun on the usual horizontal scale, it would direct the low winter sun to fall as a beam ...
Martin Isler, 2001
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Suspicious Readings of Joyce's "Dubliners"
Chapter. 1. The. Gnomon. of. the. Book: “The. Sisters”. Among the stories in Dubliners, the gaps, ellipses, and silences in “The Sisters” have engrossed critics for decades, and have received such illuminating attention that their dilation of the ...
Margot Norris, 2011
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Concepts & Images: Visual Mathematics
/=W2. This equation is recognized as equation 19-1, the definition of the golden fraction 4>. An isosceles triangle whose ratio of baselength to sidelength is the golden fraction is called a golden triangle. We shall call its gnomon the golden ...
Arthur Loeb, 1993
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A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an ...
Use of the Gnomon, in taking the meridian altitude of the Sun, and thence finding the Latitude of the place. — A meridian line being drawn through the centre of the gnomon, note the point where the shadow of the gnomon terminates when ...
Charles Hutton, 1815
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Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and ...
(g) THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS (1) The Gnomon and the Gnomon Shadow Template The most ancient of all astronomical instruments, at least in China, was the simple vertical pole.8 With this one could ...
Joseph Needham, 1959
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Full Meridian of Glory: Perilous Adventures in the ...
Places The Gnomon of St. Sulpice The instrument of St. Suplice is known in the Church as a “gnomon” or an instrument of knowledge. We would presently reserve the word for the part of a sundial that casts a shadow on to a scale to tell time.
Paul Murdin, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GNOMON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gnomon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Local artists reimagine Outer Space at Venice exhibit
His work in these fields can be seen in “Spider Man 3” and “The Chronicles of Narnia,” among other films, and he also teaches at Gnomon ... «yovenice, Jul 15»
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Summer of Science
“Every tall building in Manhattan acts like the gnomon of a sundial,” the authors explain in the article. From the image, they could assess that the top of the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Get Ready to See Pluto Close Up for the First Time
“Every tall building in Manhattan acts like the gnomon of a sundial,” the authors explain in the article. From the image, they could assess that the top of the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Uncharted 4 Features Chest Hair That Blows in the Wind!
The news was recently announced by Naughty Dog Dynamics Artist Neilan Naicker during a panel at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, ... «Legit Reviews, Jun 15»
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Summer Solstice
Come join us at the next Public Night at Insperity Observatory (humbleisd.net/observatory) and check out our Analemma and its Gnomon. «The Tribune, Jun 15»
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School students try out Greek astronomer's experiment
Under the project, students were taught to measure the Earth's circumference by measuring the shortest shadow of the Sun using gnomon ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Using astronomy to unravel the secrets of famous kiss
... buildings that acted like the “gnomon of a sundial”—to calculate the sun's position and therefore the precise moment the photo took place. «Science /AAAS, Jun 15»
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2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced
Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of Visual Effects named School of the Year ... «Animation World Network, Jun 15»
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Naughty Dog Describes Texturing In Uncharted 4: A Thief's End To …
Naughty Dog recently gave a presentation at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood where several animators talked about working ... «Attack of the Fanboy, Jun 15»
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A Planet with a Tail Nine Million Miles Long
“Every tall building in Manhattan acts like the gnomon of a sundial,” the authors explain in the article. From the image, they could assess that the top of the ... «New York Times, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gnomon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gnomon>. Aug 2019 ».
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