from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument that simultaneously records changes in physiological processes such as heartbeat, blood pressure, and respiration, often used as a lie detector.
- transitive v. To test (a criminal suspect, for example) with a polygraph.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked to a subject, in an attempt to detect lies.
- n. An mechanical instrument for multiplying copies of a writing, resembling multiple pantographs.
- n. A collection of different works, either by one or several authors.
- v. To administer a polygraph test.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a manifold writer; a copying machine.
- n. In bibliography, a collection of different works, either by one or several authors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a gelatin copying-pad.
- n. An author of many works.
- n. A collection of different works written either by one or by different authors; a book containing articles or treatises on different subjects.
- n. A modified form of sphygmograph by which two or more tracings can be taken simultaneously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)
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