pedometer
noun Etymology: French pédomètre, from Latin ped-, pes foot + French -mètre -meter — more at foot Date: 1723 an instrument usually in watch form that records the distance a person covers on foot by responding to the body motion at each step

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  • Pedometer — Pe*dom e*ter, n. [Pedi , pedo + meter: cf. F. p[ e]dom[ e]tre.] (Mech.) An instrument for including the number of steps in walking, and so ascertaining the distance passed over. It is usually in the form of a watch; an oscillating weight by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pedometer — (v. lat. u. gr.), Schrittzähler, Wegmesser …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pedométer — (lat. griech.), s. Schrittzähler …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pedometer — Pedometer, s. Schrittzähler …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Pedometer — Pedomēter (grch.), s. Wegmesser …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pedometer — Pedometer, Wegmesser …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • pedometer — instrument for measuring distances covered by a walker, 1723, from Fr. pédomètre (1723), a hybrid coined from L. pedis (gen. of pes foot ) + Gk. metron (see METER (Cf. meter)). At first Englished as waywiser …   Etymology dictionary

  • pedometer — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument for estimating the distance travelled on foot by recording the number of steps taken. ORIGIN from Latin pes foot …   English terms dictionary

  • pedometer — [pē däm′ət ər, pidäm′ət ər] n. [Fr pédomètre < L pes (gen. pedis), FOOT + Gr metron,MEASURE] an instrument carried by a walker, which measures approximately the distance covered in walking by recording the number of steps …   English World dictionary

  • Pedometer — A pedometer (also known as a Tomish meter, perhaps after the alleged inventor of a successful device, Thomas Jefferson ) or step counter is a device, in modern times usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a… …   Wikipedia

  • Pedometer — mechanisches Pedometer. elektronisches Pedometer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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