- a timepiece fitted with a recording device, as a stylus and rotating drum, used to mark the exact instant of an occurrence, especially in astronomy.
- a timepiece capable of measuring extremely brief intervals of time accurately, as a stopwatch able to record fractions of a second as well as elapsed time.
- to time by means of a chronograph.
Origin of chronograph
Related Words for chronographalarm, timer, dial, clock, watch, chronometer, calendar, chronograph, repeater, metronome, pendulum, horologe, chronoscope, gnomon, sundial, stopwatch, clepsydra, hourglass, timepiece, tattler
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Historical Examples of chronograph
The mode of operating with the chronograph at a race has been thus described.Time and Time-Tellers
James W. Benson
This target is used in connection with the Boulenge chronograph.
I stopped the chronograph and wrote them down, and the time they occupied.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development
Provide yourself with a chronograph, and it may help you to win prizes by means of good starts.Yachting Vol. 1
I must mention also a special apparatus invented by astronomers and called a chronograph.
- an accurate instrument for recording small intervals of time
- any timepiece, esp a wristwatch designed for maximum accuracy