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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.
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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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Related Words

dialclockwatchchronometercalendarchronographrepeatermetronomependulumhorologechronoscopegnomonsundialstopwatchclepsydrahourglasstime-keeper

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Historical Examples

  • In a previous chapter I have described the "chronoscope" which was used by Marey.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications

    Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot

  • Animal reacts and by its movements turns a key, RK (Fig. 6), thus making the chronoscope circuit and stopping the record.

  • As soon as the point touched the animal the chronoscope circuit was broken by the raising of the upper arm of the key.

  • The introduction of resistance by means of the rheostat, R, was frequently a convenient method of correcting the chronoscope.


British Dictionary definitions for chronoscope

chronoscope

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