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chrono- +‎ -phagous.



chronophagous (comparative more chronophagous, superlative most chronophagous)

  1. (rare) Time-consuming.
    • 1908, Harvey Washington Wiley, Principles and Practice of Agricultural Analysis; a Manual for the Study of Soils, Fertilizers, and Agricultural Products; for the Use of Analysists, Teachers, and Students of Agricultural Chemistry, volume II (Fertilizers and Insecticides), 2nd rev. and enl. edition, Easton, Pa.: Chemical Pub. Co., OCLC 2330023, page 425:
      The method, however, cannot be considered strictly scientific and is much more tedious and chronophagous than the direct determination.
    • 1978, Sorin M. Rǎdulescu, Viitorul Social: Revistǎ de Sociologie și Științe Politice [The Social Future: Journal of Sociology and Politicology], Bucharest: Academia Republicii Socialiste Romǎnia, OCLC 72935745, page 187:
      As a chronophagous activity as it is, reducing the population's leisure budget, transports also imply a great expenditure of physical and nervous energy to the detriment of manpower's potentiality []
    • 1994, Aziz Al-Azmeh, “Chronophagous Discourse: A Study of Clerico-Legal Appropriation of the World in an Islamic Tradition”, in Frank E. Reynolds and David Tracy, editors, Religion and Practical Reason: New Essays in the Comparative Philosophy of Religions (Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions), Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, →ISBN, chapter title, page 163:
      Chronophagous Discourse: A Study of Clerico-Legal Appropriation of the World in an Islamic Tradition
    • 1996, Aziz Al-Azmeh, “Culturalism, Grand Narrative of Capitalism Exultant”, in Anindita Niyogi Balslev, editor, Cross-cultural Conversation (Initiation) (American Academy of Religion Cultural Criticism Series; no. 5), Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 91:
      [W]e have historical masses construed as individual states or permanent conditions of phylogeny. They are conceived as supra-historical masses which speak in the tones of a chronophagous discourse. Thus societies and nations rise and fall, but do not change in any serious sense, and the wheel of fortune is animated, quite literally, by internal, intransitive, self-subsistent pneumatic impulses ([Johann Gottfried] Herder's Kräfte) and which together can be described by the term Volksgeist.
    • 2012 October 27, Stanislas Kraland, “The French already lacked sleep in 1962”, in The Huffington Post:
      Because modern life is chronophagous and resting necessary, we have invented hypnotherapy—apprenticeship while sleeping.
    • 2014, Daphne Karfunkel-Doron; Zippora Brownstein; Karen B. Avraham, “Genomic Applications in Audiological Medicine”, in Dhavendra Kumar and Charis Eng, editors, Genomic Medicine: Principles and Practice (Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics), 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 674:
      Though highly accurate, this method is chronophagous and expensive, making the large numbers of genes required for sequencing a challenge. This was really the start of the demand for rapid and low-cost sequencing technologies, which were eventually met in 2005 by the development of massively parallel sequencing (MPS) (also known as next-generation sequencing, NGS).

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