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chronoscope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chronoscope an instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chronoscope An instrument for measuring minute intervals of time; used in determining the velocity of projectiles, the duration of short-lived luminous phenomena, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chronoscope An instrument for measuring extremely short intervals of time. Specifically
    • n chronoscope An instrument for measuring the velocity of projectiles. The most general arrangement consists of a series of screens through which a ball is made to pass, the rupture of each screen breaking for a moment the continuity of an electric current, setting in action an electromagnetic machine, and making a permanent mark or record.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chronoscope kron′ō-skōp an instrument for measuring very short intervals of time, esp. with projectiles.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. time + -scope,

Usage

In literature:

The measurements of reaction time herein considered were made with the Hipp Chronoscope.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
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