chronoscope

[kron-uh-skohp, kroh-nuh-]
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noun
  1. an electronic instrument for measuring accurately very brief intervals of time, as in determining the velocity of projectiles.

Origin of chronoscope

First recorded in 1695–1705; chrono- + -scope
Related formschron·o·scop·ic [kron-uh-skop-ik] /ˌkrɒn əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjectivechron·o·scop·i·cal·ly, adverbchro·nos·co·py [kruh-nos-kuh-pee] /krəˈnɒs kə pi/, noun
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chronoscope

noun
  1. an instrument that registers small intervals of time on a dial, cathode-ray tube, etc
Derived Formschronoscopic (ˌkrɒnəˈskɒpɪk, ˌkrəʊnə-), adjectivechronoscopically, adverb
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