telemeter
I. noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1860 1. an instrument for measuring the distance of an object from an observer 2. an electrical apparatus for measuring a quantity (as pressure, speed, or temperature) and transmitting the result especially by radio to a distant station where the result is indicated or recorded II. verb Date: 1925 transitive verb to transmit (as the measurement of a quantity) by telemeter intransitive verb to telemeter the measurement of a quantity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • telemeter — [tel′ə mēt΄ər, tə lem′ət ər] n. [ TELE + METER] 1. an instrument for determining the distance to a remote object; range finder 2. any device for transmitting measurements of physical phenomena, as temperature, radiation, etc., to a distant… …   English World dictionary

  • Telemeter — Te*lem e*ter, n. [Gr. ? far + meter.] 1. An instrument used for measuring the distance of an object from an observer; as, a telescope with a micrometer for measuring the apparent diameter of an object whose real dimensions are known. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telemēter — (griech., »Fernmesser«), ein von Clarke angegebener Fernmeldeapparat, auch soviel wie Distanzmesser …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Telemeter — Telemeter, s. Distanzmesser, Bd. 2, S. 788 …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • telemeter — 1860, a rangefinder for surveying and artillery, from Fr. télémètre (1852), from télé far (see TELE (Cf. tele )) + mètre meter (see METER (Cf. meter)). Used from 1953 for a pay as you watch TV system with a coin box attached to the set …   Etymology dictionary

  • telemeter — An electronic instrument that senses and measures a quantity, then transmits radio signals to a distant station for recording and interpretation. [G. tele, distant, + metron, measure] * * * tele·me·ter tel ə .mēt ər n an electrical apparatus for… …   Medical dictionary

  • telemeter — telemetric /tel euh me trik/, adj. telemetrically, adv. telemetry /teuh lem i tree/, n. /teuh lem i teuhr, tel euh mee teuhr/, n. 1. any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known… …   Universalium

  • telemeter — te•lem•e•ter n. [[t]təˈlɛm ɪ tər, ˈtɛl əˌmi [/t]] v. [[t]ˈtɛl əˌmi tər[/t]] n. v. tered, ter•ing. n. 1) sur any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known distance 2) elo elm any of… …   From formal English to slang

  • telemeter — tolimatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas nuotoliams matuoti. atitikmenys: angl. distance meter; rangefinder; ranger; telemeter vok. Entfernungsmesser, m rus. дальномер, m; измеритель расстояния, m pranc.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • telemeter — tolimatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Fotografijos aparato, kino kameros optinis įtaisas ryškiam daikto atvaizdui nustatyti. atitikmenys: angl. rangefinder; ranger; telemeter vok. Entfernungsmesser, m rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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