Definition of chronograph in English:


Syllabification: chron·o·graph
Pronunciation: /ˈkränəˌɡraf, ˈkrō-


1An instrument for recording time with great accuracy.
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  • Sometimes they were called chronographs but, since this implied a written record of the time, the term was not correct.
  • Fairly late in our 50-year cycle, electronics entered our world in the form of relatively inexpensive chronographs and digital powder scales.
  • With the advent of affordable and reliable chronographs, the cumbersome ballistic pendulum was relegated to the scrap heap of history.
1.1A stopwatch.
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  • The company markets five ranges of precision time pieces including chronographs with more than 31 individual models available.
  • The company has been providing high-quality timers and chronographs for well over two decades.
  • A chronograph, a countdown timer and dual-time zone readings flesh out its functions.



Pronunciation: /ˌkränəˈɡrafik, ˌkrō-/
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  • An overly technical chronographic watch rests upon one oversized wrist.
  • You therefore get strange devices like automatic watch winders (more, more), the humidors of the chronographic world.
  • Reflected LED lighting gives the tail-lights an even red glow and defines the chiselled, chronographic shapes of the instruments.

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