Pronunciation: (fō"tu-kron'u-graf", -gräf"), [key]
1. a device formerly used for taking a series of instantaneous photographs of a rapidly moving object.
2. a picture taken by such a device.
3. a chronograph in which the tracing or record is made by a pencil of light on a sensitized surface.
4. an instrument for measuring small intervals of time by the photographic trace of a pencil of light.
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