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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial.

Usage examples (35)
  • The sundial is available in two versions, for use in either hemisphere.
  • Constructed almost three centuries ago, its 73-foot-tall sundial is the largest in the world:
  • For, as you may have guessed, the sundial is a symbol.
  • This is what's called a sundial cannon, or a noon cannon. for more
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