- an inscription in which certain Roman numeral letters express a date or epoch on being added together by their values.
- a record made by a chronograph.
Origin of chronogram
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Examples from the Web for chronogram
If not, I can only make Howell's chronogram equivalent to 1927.
The date may sometimes occur as a chronogram, which should not be overlooked.How to Catalogue a Library
Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
It might be supposed to be a chronogram, but for the introduction of the letter "E."
The first of these lines is a chronogram, that is, it contains a date.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)
Webster defines a chronogram as an inscription, sentence, or phrase in which certain letters express a date or epoch.
- a phrase or inscription in which letters such as M, C, X, L and V can be read as Roman numerals giving a date
- a record kept by a chronograph
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