- 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
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Related Words for chronographicsequential, historical, classified, dated, ordered, progressive, temporal, sequent, chronographic, chronologic, chronometric, chronometrical, junctural, tabulated
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Historical Examples of chronographic
A reproduction of the chronographic record of one of these experiments is seen in figure 9.Descriptive Zoopraxography
The influence of Hippolytus was felt chiefly through his works on chronographic and ecclesiastical law.
- an accurate instrument for recording small intervals of time
- any timepiece, esp a wristwatch designed for maximum accuracy
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Word Origin and History for chronographic
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