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[self-ri-kawr-ding, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈkɔr dɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/
recording automatically, as an instrument.
Origin of self-recording
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A self-recording barometer (usually an aneroid) is called a barograph.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • Hence, the utility and importance of self-recording thermometers are evident.

  • Carried upon the bridge is a platform which bears a number of instruments, chief among which is a self-recording dynamometer.

  • The vane, like most other meteorological instruments, is self-recording at all important meteorological stations.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • Plu′viograph, a self-recording rain-gauge; Pluviom′eter, an instrument for measuring the amount of rain that falls.

  • It was all set forth in curves drawn by self-recording pens on regular ruled paper.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • These have self-recording instruments of high precision, giving a continuous record of the meteorological elements.

    Meteorology J. G. M'Pherson
  • A self-recording thermometer is an amusing toy which will show this and becomes a valuable instrument if one raises fruit.

    Reading the Weather

    Thomas Morris Longstreth
  • They are often made, too, with self-recording appliances, whereby the course of the test is set down automatically upon a chart.

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