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chronogram


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  The  record  or  inscription  made  by  a  chronograph.