(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Science of time
1. (science of time) chronometry, horometry, chronology, horology; dating, carbon-14 dating; date; epoch, period, era; times.
2. (measure of time)
a. calendar, almanac; date; aeon, epoch, period; [bi]millennium, chiliad, century, turn of the century, decade, twelvemonth, year, leap year, month (January, February, etc.), week, fortnight; lustrum, indiction, olympiad; day (Sunday, Monday, etc.), sidereal day. Informal, blue moon, coon's age, donkey's years; hitch; set of seven brights.
picosecond, nanosecond, millisecond, split second, second, minute, quarter hour, half hour, hour; sunrise, morning, evening, noon, midday, afternoon, twilight, sunset, night, midnight. Slang, can to can't, two camels.
season, spring, summer, fall, autumn, winter; term, semester, trimester, quarter.
d. geologic[al] time; eras: Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Precambrian; periods: Quaternary, Tertiary, Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic, Permian, Pennsylvanian, Mississippian, Carboniferous, Devonian, Silurian, Ordovician, Cambrian, Proterozoic, Archeozoic; epochs: recent, pleistocene, pliocene, miocene, oligocene, eocene, paleocene.
e. fiscal, calendar, or historical year.
f. standard or daylight time, Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, or Alaska time, Greenwich mean time; International Date Line, time zone.
g. timetable, schedule; time chart, timeline; diary, journal, chronicle, register (See list).
3. (measurer of time) timekeeper, timepiece; clock, watch, digital or analog watch, Big Ben; self-winding, quartz, or electric clock or watch; chronometer, chronoscope, stopwatch, timer, chronograph; [taxi]meter; repeater; clock radio; dial, sundial, gnomon, pendulum, hourglass, waterglass, clepsydra; time signal; movement, watchworks. Informal, ticker. See time.
Verbs — fix or mark the time; punch the clock, punch in or out, clock in or out; date, register, chronicle, predate, postdate, backdate, antedate; keep, measure, beat, or mark time; bear a date, date-stamp; time; elapse.
1. chronometrical, chronological, chronoscopic, chronographical.
2. hourly, diurnal, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, menstrual, yearly, annual, biennial, centennial, millenary, bicentennial, bimillenary; morning, matutinal, antemeridian; evening, vesper, crepuscular; nocturnal, nightly; vernal, estival, autumnal, wintry, brumal; around-the-clock, 24/ 7[/365]; nine-to-five; overnight.
Adverbs — on the hour, minute, etc.; o'clock.
Phrases — each hour injures, the last one slays.
Quotations — Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity (Aurelius), I must govern the clock, not be governed by it (Golda Meir), Everything is a matter of chronology (Marcel Proust).

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