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

1
First recorded in 1695–1705; chrono- + -scope

Other words from chronoscope

  • chron·o·scop·ic [kron-uh-skop-ik], /ˌkrɒn əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
  • chron·o·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • chro·nos·co·py [kruh-nos-kuh-pee], /krəˈnɒs kə pi/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for chronoscope

chronoscope

/ (ˈkrɒnəˌskəʊp, ˈkrəʊnə-) /


noun
  1. an instrument that registers small intervals of time on a dial, cathode-ray tube, etc

Derived forms of chronoscope

  • chronoscopic (ˌkrɒnəˈskɒpɪk, ˌkrəʊnə-), adjective
  • chronoscopically, adverb

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