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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any scientific instrument for observing events at a distance and transmitting the information back to the observer.

Usage examples (15)
  • The accompanying cut illustrates a telemeter which was exhibited at the
  • This telemeter was one of the first that was tried in our military ports, and gave therein most satisfactory results.
  • The determination of the distance from the objective and from the corresponding back-sight as well as the observation of the altitude is carried out with the aid of the...
  • It will be remembered that the object of a telemeter is to make known at any moment whatever the distance of a movable object, and that, too, by a direct reading and... for more
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