Chronogram
Chronogram Chron"o*gram, n. [Gr. ? time + ? writing, character: cf. F. chronogramme.] 1. An inscription in which certain numeral letters, made to appear specially conspicuous, on being added together, express a particular date or epoch, as in the motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632: ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs. - the capitals of which give, when added as numerals, the sum 1632. [1913 Webster]

2. The record or inscription made by a chronograph. [1913 Webster]


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  • chronogram — [krän′ə gram΄] n. [ CHRONO + GRAM] 1. an inscription in which certain letters, made more prominent, express a date in Roman numerals (Ex.: M er C y M i X ed with L o V e I n h I m MCMXLVII = 1947) 2. a record kept by a chronograph …   English World dictionary

  • Chronogram — A chronogram is a sentence or inscription in which specific letters, interpreted as numerals, stand for a particular date when rearranged. The word, meaning time writing , derives from the Greek words chronos ( time ) and gramma ( letter ). In… …   Wikipedia

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  • chronogram — noun Date: 1621 an inscription, sentence, or phrase in which certain letters express a date or epoch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chronogram — chronogrammatic /kron oh greuh mat ik/, chronogrammatical, adj. chronogrammatically, adv. chronogrammatist, n. /kron euh gram /, n. 1. an inscription in which certain Roman numeral letters express a date or epoch on being added together by their… …   Universalium

  • chronogram — noun A sentence or inscription in which the capital letters, interpreted in Roman numerals, stand for a particular date if rearranged …   Wiktionary

  • chronogram — m IV, D. u, Ms. chronogrammie; lm M. y lit. «wyraz lub układ wyrazów, w którym pewne, wyróżnione graficznie litery składają się na liczbę (pisaną cyframi rzymskimi), oznaczającą datę wydarzenia, o którym mowa, albo datę wydania książki» ‹z gr.› …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • chronogram — chron·o·gram …   English syllables

  • chronogram — chron•o•gram [[t]ˈkrɒn əˌgræm[/t]] n. 1) hor an inscription in which letters express a date or epoch on being added together by their values as Roman numerals 2) hor a record made by a chronograph • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

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