chronograph

noun
chro·​no·​graph | \ ˈkrä-nə-ˌgraf How to pronounce chronograph (audio) , ˈkrō- \

Definition of chronograph

: an instrument for measuring and recording time intervals: such as
a : an instrument having a revolving drum on which a stylus makes marks
b : stopwatch also : a watch incorporating the functions of a stopwatch
c : an instrument for measuring the time of flight of projectiles

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Other Words from chronograph

chronographic \ ˌkrä-​nə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce chronograph (audio) , ˌkrō-​ \ adjective
chronography \ krə-​ˈnä-​grə-​fē How to pronounce chronograph (audio) \ noun

Examples of chronograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zentith’s El Primero 21 movement and ground-breaking 1/100th of a second chronograph caliber. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "The Watches That Every Man Will Want in 2021," 26 Apr. 2021 As with all the new Luminor Chronos, this piece features the chronograph pushers on the left side of the case, to balance the Luminor’s signature crown-protecting bridge on the right. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, "Panerai’s New Line of Chronograph Watches Now Includes a Luxe Gold-Case Model," 14 Apr. 2021 The Nautilus 5980, a rose gold chronograph sports watch from Patek Philippe that has a retail price of $85,000, can seldom be found on 47th Street for much less than $200,000. Jacob Bernstein, Star Tribune, "Bored rich people turn to collectibles as investments," 6 Apr. 2021 El Primero 9004 chronograph movement is encased in a rugged design of micro-blasted titanium. Michael Clerizo, WSJ, "Every New Watch You Can Start Coveting Now," 16 Apr. 2021 The Nautilus 5980, a rose gold chronograph sports watch from Patek Philippe that has a retail price of $85,000, can seldom be found on 47th Street for much less than $200,000. Jacob Bernstein, Star Tribune, "Bored rich people turn to collectibles as investments," 6 Apr. 2021 This particular watch recalls a 1930’s Minerva military chronograph that is now expressed in a modern take. Roberta Naas, Forbes, "Montblanc Unveils 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Origins Before Geneva Watch Show," 10 Mar. 2021 While many people may think of Cartier watches as strictly high-end formal accessories, the company also produces functional chronograph and sports watches. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best Cartier watch," 9 Apr. 2021 There are two new sizes: a 30mm and a 41mm chronograph, a sizing spread that only a truly unisex collection can justify. Carol Besler, Forbes, "Cartier Reinvents Tank Must, Ballon Bleu And Pasha With New Colors, Sizes And Eco-Friendly Technology," 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of chronograph

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chronograph

probably borrowed from French chronographe, from chrono- chrono- + -graphe -graph

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The first known use of chronograph was in 1851

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10 May 2021

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“Chronograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronograph. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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chronograph

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chronograph

: a device (such as a stopwatch) that is used for measuring and recording time in a very exact way

chronograph

noun
chro·​no·​graph | \ ˈkrän-ə-ˌgraf, ˈkrō-nə- How to pronounce chronograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of chronograph

: an instrument for measuring and recording time intervals: as
a : an instrument having a revolving drum on which a stylus makes marks
b : a watch incorporating the functions of a stopwatch

Other Words from chronograph

chronographic \ ˌkrän-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik, ˌkrō-​nə-​ How to pronounce chronograph (audio) \ adjective
chronography \ krə-​ˈnäg-​rə-​fē How to pronounce chronograph (audio) \ noun

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