accelerograph


accelerograph
a) An apparatus for studying the combustion of powder in guns, etc.
b) An instrument used to record the acceleration of the ground during an earthquake.

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  • Accelerograph — Ac*cel er*o*graph, n. [Accelerate + graph.] (Mil.) An apparatus for studying the combustion of powder in guns, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • accelerograph — /ak sel euhr euh graf , grahf /, n. an accelerometer containing a pendulum device for measuring and recording ground motions produced by earthquakes. [1905 10; ACCELER(ATION) + O + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • accelerograph — ac·cel·ero·graph …   English syllables

  • accelerograph — rəˌgraf noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary acceleration + o + graph; originally formed as French accélérographe 1. : an apparatus for measuring and recording the pressure developed by combustion of an explosive in a closed… …   Useful english dictionary

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