[ ih-lek-truh-graf, -grahf ]

  1. a curve or plot automatically traced by the action of an electric device, as an electrometer or an electrically controlled pen.

  2. Printing. an apparatus for engraving metal plates on cylinders used in printing.

  1. Telecommunications.

    • an apparatus for electrically transmitting pictures.

    • a picture produced by such a device.

Origin of electrograph

First recorded in 1830–40; electro- + -graph

Other words from electrograph

  • e·lec·tro·graph·ic [ih-lek-truh-graf-ik], /ɪˌlɛk trəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
  • e·lec·trog·ra·phy [ih-lek-trog-ruh-fee, ee-lek-], /ɪ lɛkˈtrɒg rə fi, ˌi lɛk-/, noun

Words Nearby electrograph

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How to use electrograph in a sentence

  • They were answering calls for electrograph and viewplate records on all sorts of subjects from all sections of the city.

    Armageddon--2419 A.D. | Philip Francis Nowlan

British Dictionary definitions for electrograph


/ (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

  1. an apparatus for engraving metal printing cylinders, esp in gravure printing

  2. the equipment used for the electrical transmission of pictures

    • a recording electrometer

    • a graph produced by this instrument

  1. a visual record of the surface composition of a metal, obtained by placing an electrolyte-soaked paper over the metal and passing a current through the paper to an electrode on the other side

Derived forms of electrograph

  • electrographic (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈɡræfɪk), adjective
  • electrographically, adverb
  • electrography (ɪlɛkˈtrɒɡrəfɪ, ˌiːlɛk-), noun

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