To rate a chronometer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To rate a chronometer See Rate v. t.
    • To rate a chronometer to ascertain the exact rate of its gain or loss as compared with true time, so as to make an allowance or computation dependent thereon.
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Usage

In literature:

With only one chronometer watch, one has to rely entirely on dead reckoning for longitude, the rate of a single watch being very variable.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
RATE A CHRONOMETER, TO.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In science:

When accurate chronometers became available in the latter part of the eighteenth century3 the practice evolved for a ship's chronometer to be checked or rated.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
On return to port the chronometer would be taken to a rating authority.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
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