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pantograph

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noun pan·to·graph \ˈpan-tə-ˌgraf\

Definition of pantograph

  1. 1 :  an instrument for copying something (as a map) on a predetermined scale consisting of four light rigid bars jointed in parallelogram form; also :  any of various extensible devices of similar construction (as for use as brackets or gates)

  2. 2 :  an electrical trolley carried by a collapsible and adjustable frame

pan·to·graph·ic play \ˌpan-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective


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Origin of pantograph

French pantographe, from pant- + -graphe -graph


First Known Use: 1723


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pantograph

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noun pan·to·graph \ˈpant-ə-ˌgraf\

Medical Definition of pantograph

  1. :  an instrument for copying (as from a radiograph) on a predetermined scale consisting of four light rigid bars jointed in parallelogram form




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