chronogram

chronogram

[kron-uh-gram]
noun
1.
an inscription in which certain Roman numeral letters express a date or epoch on being added together by their values.
2.
a record made by a chronograph.

Origin:
1615–25; chrono- + -gram1

chronogrammatic [kron-oh-gruh-mat-ik] , chronogrammatical, adjective
chronogrammatically, adverb
chronogrammatist, noun
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chronogram (ˈkrɒnəˌɡræm, ˈkrəʊnə-)
 
n
1.  a phrase or inscription in which letters such as M, C, X, L and V can be read as Roman numerals giving a date
2.  a record kept by a chronograph
 
chronogrammatic
 
adj
 
chronogram'matical
 
adj
 
chronogram'matically
 
adv

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