Definition of spirograph in English:


Line breaks: spiro|graph
Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪrə(ʊ)grɑːf


  • 1An instrument for recording breathing movements.
  • 2 (Spirograph) • trademark A toy which is used to draw intricate curved patterns using interlocking plastic cogs and toothed rings of different sizes.
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    • The Spirograph was a great toy, at least for around a half-hour.
    • Demand shifted in the 1960s to Spirograph, Sindy, Barbie, Action Man and Stylophone.
    • So if you really need to express yourself that bad, go buy yourself an Etch-a-Sketch or Spirograph.



Pronunciation: /-ˈgrafɪk/
sense 1.
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  • Different spirographic and flow volume curves are shown in Figure 2.
  • Only male subjects were selected because spirographic reference values are not reliable for females.
  • Obstruction and restriction have been the most frequent spirographic patterns described in these patients.

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