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chronogram

[kron-uh-gram] /ˈkrɒn əˌgræm/
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
1615-1625
1615-25; chrono- + -gram1
Related forms
chronogrammatic
[kron-oh-gruh-mat-ik] /ˌkrɒn oʊ grəˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
chronogrammatical, adjective
chronogrammatically, adverb
chronogrammatist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chronogrammatically

chronogram

/ˈkrɒnəˌɡræm; ˈkrəʊnə-/
noun
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
Derived Forms
chronogrammatic (ˌkrɒnəʊɡrəˈmætɪk), chronogrammatical, adjective
chronogrammatically, adverb
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