- recording automatically, as an instrument.
Origin of self-recording
First recorded in 1870–75
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A self-recording barometer (usually an aneroid) is called a barograph.
Hence, the utility and importance of self-recording thermometers are evident.A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments
Carried upon the bridge is a platform which bears a number of instruments, chief among which is a self-recording dynamometer.The Romance of War Inventions
Thomas W. Corbin
The vane, like most other meteorological instruments, is self-recording at all important meteorological stations.
Plu′viograph, a self-recording rain-gauge; Pluviom′eter, an instrument for measuring the amount of rain that falls.