chronogram definition

  • noun:
    • The record made by a chronograph.
    • An inscribed expression where particular letters is read as Roman numerals indicating a particular date.
    • A sentence or inscription where the capital letters, translated in Roman numerals, mean a specific day if rearranged.
    • An inscription in which particular numeral letters, built to appear especially conspicuous, on becoming added together, express a certain day or epoch, as into the motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632:u000du000a ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs.u000du000a- the capitals which give, when included as numerals, the amount 1632.
    • The record or inscription created by a chronograph.
    • An inscription by which a certain time or epoch is expressed because of the numeral letters within it, each page becoming counted according to its independent value, as with the motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632: “ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs” (C + I + V + D + V + X + I + V + M + V—that is, 100 + 1 + 5 + 500 + 5 + 10 + 1 + 5 + 1000 + 5 = 1632).
    • The record generated by a chronograph.
    • An inscribed phrase by which particular letters is look over as Roman numerals showing a certain time.
    • A sentence or inscription in which the money letters, interpreted in Roman numerals, mean a specific date if rearranged.
    • An inscription where certain numeral letters, made to appear specially conspicuous, on being included collectively, show a particular date or epoch, as in motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632:u000du000a ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs.u000du000a- the capitals which give, whenever included as numerals, the amount 1632.
    • The record or inscription created by a chronograph.
    • An inscription in which a certain date or epoch is expressed because of the numeral letters found in it, each letter becoming counted based on its independent price, as with the motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632: “ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs” (C + I + V + D + V + X + we + V + M + V—that is, 100 + 1 + 5 + 500 + 5 + 10 + 1 + 5 + 1000 + 5 = 1632).

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