Cardboard vs Graphophone - What's the difference?

cardboard | graphophone |


As nouns the difference between cardboard and graphophone

is that cardboard is a wood-based material resembling heavy paper, used in the manufacture of boxes, cartons and signs while graphophone is an improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.

As an adjective cardboard

is made of or resembling cardboard.

cardboard

Noun

  • A wood-based material resembling heavy paper, used in the manufacture of boxes, cartons and signs.
  • Derived terms

    * cardboard box * cardboard city * cardboard cut-out, cardboard cutout

    See also

    * paperboard

    Adjective

  • Made of or resembling cardboard.
  • * 1868 , Arthur William A'Beckett, "Painted Ships and Painted Oceans", The Tomahawk , page 114:
  • The worst of the thing, however, is that the enormity, such as it is, happens to be of a very cardboard and tinsel character.
  • * 1973 , Journal of Black Poetry , Issue 17, page 27:
  • The thing really looked quite cardboard .
  • * 2008 , Katya Hokanson, Writing at Russia's Border , page 122:
  • While Lensky’s character is quite cardboard , Onegin’s manipulations and lack of ability to call off the duel because he fears society’s jibes, Lensky’s youth and naivety, and Tatiana’s reaction to the duel lend the event its gravity.
  • * Twentieth-Century Scottish Drama , page 501:
  • MUMMER 3 pulls out an inflated cushion with a very cardboard crown on it.

    graphophone

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia graphophone)
  • An improvement on the phonograph, using a floating stylus to cut grooves into a wax-coated cardboard cylinder.