[ ur-guh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈɜr gəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


an instrument that records the amount of work done when a muscle contracts.

Origin of ergograph

First recorded in 1890–95; ergo-1 + -graph


er·go·graph·ic [ur-guh-graf-ik] /ˌɜr gəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ergograph

  • Ergograph observations show that signs of muscular fatigue appear and disappear without any obvious physical reason.

    Psychoanalysis|Andr Tridon
  • Féré's experiments with the dynamometer and the ergograph have greatly contributed to illustrate the stimulating effects of odors.

  • We can step inside, harness our middle finger to the ergograph, lift it up and down forty-five times in ninety seconds, and lo!

    Civics and Health|William H. Allen
  • Then we shall hear at summer resorts and fairs, "Your ergograph on a postal card, three for a quarter."

    Civics and Health|William H. Allen

British Dictionary definitions for ergograph

/ (ˈɜːɡəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


an instrument that measures and records the amount of work a muscle does during contraction, its rate of fatigue, etc
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Medicine definitions for ergograph

[ ûrgə-grăf′ ]


A device for measuring the work capacity of a muscle or group of muscles during contraction.

Other words from ergograph

er′go•graphic adj.
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