[ kron-uh-skohp, kroh-nuh- ]
/ ˈkrɒn əˌskoʊp, ˈkroʊ nə- /


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 forms

chron·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chronoscope


/ (ˈkrɒnəˌskəʊp, ˈkrəʊnə-) /


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

Derived Forms

chronoscopic (ˌkrɒnəˈskɒpɪk, ˌkrəʊnə-), adjectivechronoscopically, adverb
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