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 (krŏn′ə-grăf′, krō′nə-)
An instrument that registers or graphically records time intervals such as the duration of an event.

chron′o·graph′ic adj.
chron′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈkrɒnəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf; ˈkrəʊnə-)
1. (Horology) an accurate instrument for recording small intervals of time
2. (Horology) any timepiece, esp a wristwatch designed for maximum accuracy
chronographer n
chronographic adj
ˌchronoˈgraphically adv
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(ˈkrɒn əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

1. a timepiece fitted with a recording device, as a stylus and rotating drum, used to mark the exact instant of an occurrence.
2. a timepiece, as a stopwatch, capable of measuring extremely brief intervals of time.
chro•nog•ra•pher (krəˈnɒg rə fər) n.
chron`o•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
chron`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
chro•nog′ra•phy, n.
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Noun1.chronograph - an accurate timer for recording time
timer - a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
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nChronograf m; (= stopwatch)Zeitmesser m
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