chronogram

[ kron-uh-gram ]
/ ˈkrɒn əˌgræm /

noun

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.

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Origin of chronogram

First recorded in 1615–25; chrono- + -gram1

OTHER WORDS FROM chronogram

chron·o·gram·mat·ic [kron-oh-gruh-mat-ik], /ˌkrɒn oʊ grəˈmæt ɪk/, chron·o·gram·mat·i·cal, adjectivechron·o·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbchron·o·gram·ma·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chronogram

chronogram
/ (ˈkrɒnəˌɡræm, ˈkrəʊnə-) /

noun

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

Derived forms of chronogram

chronogrammatic (ˌkrɒnəʊɡrəˈmætɪk) or chronogrammatical, adjectivechronogrammatically, adverb
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