chronography

chronograph

[kron-uh-graf, -grahf]
noun
1.
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.
2.
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.
verb (used with object)
3.
to time by means of a chronograph.

Origin:
1655–65; chrono- + -graph

chronographer [kruh-nog-ruh-fer] , noun
chronographic [kron-uh-graf-ik] , adjective
chronographically, adverb
chronography, noun
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chronograph (ˈkrɒnəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf, ˈkrəʊnə-)
 
n
1.  an accurate instrument for recording small intervals of time
2.  any timepiece, esp a wristwatch designed for maximum accuracy
 
chronographer
 
n
 
chronographic
 
adj
 
chrono'graphically
 
adv

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chronograph
1868, from chrono- "time" + -graph, from Gk. graphein "to write."
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