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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

pantographic

play \ˌpan-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective


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Origin and Etymology of pantograph

French pantographe, from pant- + -graphe -graph


First Known Use: 1723

Rhymes with pantograph

allograph, autograph, barograph, bathyscaphe, cenotaph, chronograph, circle graph, cryptograph, epigraph, epitaph, half-and-half, hectograph, holograph, homograph, hygrograph, kymograph, lithograph, logograph, micrograph, monograph, paragraph, phonograph, photograph, pictograph, polygraph, quarterstaff, seismograph, serigraph, shadowgraph, shandygaff, spectrograph, sphygmograph, telegraph, thermograph, typograph


Medical Dictionary

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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