Opisometer
Opisometer Op`i*som"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? backwards + -meter.] An instrument with a revolving wheel for measuring a curved line, as on a map. [1913 Webster]

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  • Opisometer — Opisometer, (v. gr.), ein von Elliot erfundenes Instrument, mit welchem man die Länge von Wegen, Flüssen etc. auf Karten ermittelt. Zwei gabelförmige Schenkel sind durch eine feingeschnittene horizontale Schraubenspindel verbunden, auf welcher… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Opisométer — (griech.), s. Kurvenmesser …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Opisometer — Opisomēter (grch.), eine Art Kurvenmesser …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Opisometer — An opisometer, also called a curvimeter, meilograph or map measurer, is an instrument for measuring the lengths of arbitrary curved lines. An opisometer A simple opisometer consists of a toothed wheel of known circumference on a handle. The wheel …   Wikipedia

  • opisometer — noun A device for measuring the length of curves, such as on a map. Syn: curvimeter, meilograph, map measurer …   Wiktionary

  • opisometer — instrument for measuring curved lines Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • opisometer — op·i·som·e·ter …   English syllables

  • opisometer —   n. instrument measuring curved lines …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • opisometer — ˌäpəˈsäməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: from Greek opisō backwards + English meter; akin to Greek opisthen : an instrument used for measuring curved lines (as on a map) and consisting essentially of a screw with a wheel shaped nut that is made to rotate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Курвиметр — (opisometer)Opisometer, прибор, снабженный колесиком, который прокатывают на картах по кривым линиям для измерения их длины; показания прибора указываются на шкале …   Страны мира. Словарь

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