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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring.

Usage examples (38)
  • And in the trained-animal world, where turns must go off like clockwork, is little or no space for persuasion.
  • The clockwork is radiocontrolled and the timedots (the dots that mark the hours) comes in 3 different sizes and colours.
  • After Einstein, this 'clockwork' model has been rejected, along with the idea of 'absolute' space and time.
  • "This is the idea that came to be known as the clockwork universe. for more
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