One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An instrument for recording time with great accuracy.
timepiece, timekeeper, timerView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Most chronographs give you some statistical data, such as standard deviation: even though standard deviation may not be the best guide, it allows a reasonable guess.’
- ‘The chronograph printed out boringly similar speeds.’
- ‘With the advent of affordable and reliable chronographs, the cumbersome ballistic pendulum was relegated to the scrap heap of history.’
- 1.1 A stopwatch.
- ‘A chronograph, a countdown timer and dual-time zone readings flesh out its functions.’
- ‘For example, the Datalink comes with a chronograph, countdown timer, interval timer, multiple alarms and even a notepad.’
- ‘The company, a world leader in sports watches and chronographs, has been named the Official Timekeeper and Scorer of the Indy Racing League and the Indianapolis 500 - Mile Race.’
- ‘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.’
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