chronogram

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EtymologyEdit

From chrono- +‎ -gram, from Ancient Greek χρόνος (khrónos, time) + γράμμα (grámma, writing).

NounEdit

chronogram (plural chronograms)

  1. A sentence or inscription whose letters, when interpreted according to a system (such as Roman numerals) in which letters correspond to numeric values, stand for a particular date (usually the date of inscription) when rearranged.
  2. (genetics) A phylogenetic tree that has branch spans proportional to evolutionary time.
    Coordinate term: phylogram

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