chronogram

noun

chro·​no·​gram ˈkrä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce chronogram (audio)
ˈkrō-
: an inscription, sentence, or phrase in which certain letters express a date or epoch

Examples of chronogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From all that information on flowers living and fossilized, the researchers used molecular dating to build a chronogram. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chronogram was in 1621

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“Chronogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronogram. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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