from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An optical instrument for the precise measurement of very small time intervals.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for measuring extremely short intervals of time. Specifically
- noun An instrument for measuring the velocity of projectiles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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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- noun an
optical instrumentused to measurevery small time intervalswith precision
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time
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"He'd used a device he called a chronoscope to search the history of Earth.
The story was about a machine called the chronoscope, which had the power to view the past anywhere in the world, and the efforts of three scientists to wrest the device from strict research limits set by the government.
Consequently, logically, his invention had to be referred to as a chronoscope if the exact name was to be reliable (from Greek skopein = to see, in contrast to Greek graphein = to write).
"You said you didn't tab me on the chronoscope, Araman."
I had envisioned a chronoscope used for research purposes.
Uniformly, as I have shown you, they did not make use of the chronoscope.
Now what do you suppose would happen if we let news of a home chronoscope get out?
If the chronoscope becomes the terror of a few politicians, it's a price that must be paid.
The original invention of the chronoscope was by Sterbinski-you see, I know that much - and it was well publicized.
You saw the way my wife reacted to the news of a chronoscope in the basement.