[ kron-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈkrɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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.
verb (used with object)
to time by means of a chronograph.
Related formschro·nog·ra·pher [kruh-nog-ruh-fer] /krəˈnɒg rə fər/, nounchron·o·graph·ic [kron-uh-graf-ik] /ˌkrɒn əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivechron·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbchro·nog·ra·phy, noun
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Examples from the Web for chronographic
The influence of Hippolytus was felt chiefly through his works on chronographic and ecclesiastical law.
A reproduction of the chronographic record of one of these experiments is seen in figure 9.Descriptive Zoopraxography|Eadweard Muybridge
British Dictionary definitions for chronographic
/ (ˈkrɒnəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf, ˈkrəʊnə-) /
an accurate instrument for recording small intervals of time
any timepiece, esp a wristwatch designed for maximum accuracy
Derived Formschronographer (krəˈnɒɡrəfə), nounchronographic (ˌkrɒnəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivechronographically, adverb
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