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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kron-uh-graf, -grahf]
    • /ˈkrɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
    • /ˈkrɒn.ə.ɡrɑːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kron-uh-graf, -grahf]
    • /ˈkrɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/

Definitions of chronograph word

  • noun chronograph an accurate instrument for recording small intervals of time 3
  • noun chronograph any timepiece, esp a wristwatch designed for maximum accuracy 3
  • noun chronograph any of various instruments, as a stopwatch, for measuring and recording brief, precisely spaced intervals of time 3
  • noun chronograph a timepiece fitted with a recording device, as a stylus and rotating drum, used to mark the exact instant of an occurrence, especially in astronomy. 1
  • noun chronograph a timepiece capable of measuring extremely brief intervals of time accurately, as a stopwatch able to record fractions of a second as well as elapsed time. 1
  • verb with object chronograph to time by means of a chronograph. 1

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Origin of chronograph

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1655-65; chrono- + -graph

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Parts of speech for Chronograph


chronograph popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chronograph usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chronograph

noun chronograph

  • alarm — Alarm is a feeling of fear or anxiety that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen.
  • timepiece — an apparatus for measuring and recording the progress of time; chronometer.
  • tattler — a person who tattles; telltale.
  • watch — to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as to see what comes, is done, or happens: to watch while an experiment is performed.
  • chronometer — A chronometer is an extremely accurate clock that is used especially by sailors at sea.

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