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electroencephalograph

[ ih-lek-troh-en-sef-uh-luh-graf, -grahf ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
  1. an instrument for measuring and recording the electric activity of the brain.


electroencephalograph

/ ɪˌlɛktrəʊɛnˈsɛfələˌɡrɑːf; ɪˌlɛktrəʊɛnˌsɛfəˈlɒɡrəfɪ; -ˌɡræf /

noun

  1. an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the brain, usually by means of electrodes placed on the scalp: used to diagnose tumours of the brain, to study brain waves, etc EEG See also brain wave


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Derived Forms

  • electroencephalography, noun
  • eˌlectroenˌcephaloˈgraphic, adjective
  • eˌlectroenˌcephaloˈgraphically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • e·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·lo·graph·ic [ih-lek-troh-en-sef-, uh, -l, uh, -, graf, -ik], e·lectro·en·cepha·lo·graphi·cal adjective
  • e·lectro·en·cepha·lo·graphi·cal·ly adverb
  • e·lec·tro·en·ceph·a·log·ra·phy [ih-lek-troh-en-sef-, uh, -, log, -r, uh, -fee], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of electroencephalograph1

First recorded in 1935–40; electro- + encephalograph

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Example Sentences

The Attison Detector was developed, a cross between radar and the electroencephalograph.

A peculiar mixture of radio and the electroencephalograph, I think.

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