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A stopwatch is a handheld device used to measures time intervals.

Usually in pocket watch form, stopwatches can be stopped and restarted by push button, either with additive time shown or reset.

In common usage, the meaning of the term is restricted to hand-held devices without further time display, as opposed to chronographs, which are wristwatches with additional stopwatch functions.