chronogram

noun
chro·​no·​gram | \ ˈkrä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce chronogram (audio) , ˈkrō- \

Definition of chronogram

: an inscription, sentence, or phrase in which certain letters express a date or epoch

First Known Use of chronogram

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronogram

probably borrowed from New Latin chronogramma, from chrono- chrono- + -gramma -gram

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“Chronogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronogram. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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