Theodolitic The*od`o*lit"ic, a. Of or pertaining to a theodolite; made by means of a theodolite; as, theodolitic observations. [1913 Webster]

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  • theodolitic — See theodolite. * * * …   Universalium

  • theodolitic — the·od·o·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • theodolitic — adjective see theodolite * * * theodolitˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑theodolite …   Useful english dictionary

  • theodolite — theodolitic /thee od l it ik/, adj. /thee od l uyt /, n. 1. Survey. a precision instrument having a telescopic sight for establishing horizontal and sometimes vertical angles. Cf. transit (def. 6). 2. phototheodolite. [1565 75; < NL theodolitus < …   Universalium

  • pibal — /puy beuhl/, n. Meteorol. the measurement and computation of the speed and direction of winds by theodolitic tracking of a pilot balloon. Cf. rabal. [pi(lot) bal(loon)] * * * …   Universalium

  • rabal — /ray beuhl/, n. Meteorol. the measurement and computation of the speed and direction of winds aloft by theodolitic tracking of a radiosonde. Cf. pibal. [ra(diosonde) bal(loon wind data)] * * * …   Universalium

  • theodolite — [θɪ ɒdəlʌɪt] noun a surveying instrument with a rotating telescope for measuring horizontal and vertical angles. Derivatives theodolitic adjective Origin C16: from mod. L. theodelitus, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • theodolite — /θiˈɒdəlaɪt / (say thee oduhluyt) noun an instrument for measuring horizontal or vertical angles. {New Latin theodelitus; ultimate origin unknown} –theodolitic /θiˌɒdəˈlɪtɪk/ (say thee.oduh litik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • theodolite —   n. surveyor s angle measuring swivel telescope.    ♦ theodolitic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • theodolite — [thē äd′ə līt΄] n. [ModL theodelitus: prob. invented ( c. 1571) by Leonard Digges, Eng mathematician] a surveying instrument used to measure vertical and horizontal angles theodolitic [thē äd΄ə lit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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