A clock is an instrument to indicate, keep, and co-ordinate time. The word clock is derived ultimately (via Dutch, Northern French, and Medieval Latin) from the Celtic words clagan and clocca meaning “bell“. A silent instrument missing such a striking mechanism has traditionally been known as a timepiece. In general usage today a “clock” refers to any device for measuring and displaying the time.Watches and other timepieces that can be carried on one’s person are often distinguished from clocks.
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