Definition of chronograph
: an instrument for measuring and recording time intervals: such asa : an instrument having a revolving drum on which a stylus makes marksb : stopwatch; also : a watch incorporating the functions of a stopwatchc : an instrument for measuring the time of flight of projectiles
chronographicplay \ˌkrä-nə-ˈgra-fik, ˌkrō-\ adjective
chronographyplay \krə-ˈnä-grə-fē\ noun
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Made in Switzerland but designed in the Netherlands, this automatic chronograph has five dynamic dots on its face; beneath the dial, a multicolored disc spins beneath the windows to serve as a five-minute countdown timer.
The brand modernized chronograph watches by separating the stop-start functions from the reset button, creating a way to measure sports competitions and flights without returning the hands to zero.
This one in a rose gold setting with a brown leather strap and subtle stitching at the lugs is dressy yet cool, while the silver chronograph with navy-blue leather strap and matching face is ideal for day to night to yacht.
As such, the future Hall of Famer arranged for a more scientific test using a lumiline chronograph for artillery shells.
A classier chronograph that merges a sporty tachymeter, for clocking distance and speed, with a dressy profile.
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Definition of chronograph for English Language Learners
: a device (such as a stopwatch) that is used for measuring and recording time in a very exact way
Medical Definition of chronograph
: an instrument for measuring and recording time intervals: asa: an instrument having a revolving drum on which a stylus makes marksb: a watch incorporating the functions of a stopwatch
chronographic\ˌkrän-ə-ˈgraf-ik, ˌkrō-nə-\play adjective
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