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n. - A surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod.

Usage examples (38)
  • The spot was actually located and determined by theodolite from the base camp, knowing the height of the mountain.
  • The theodolite was a nine-inch one and weighed many pounds.
  • Employed by the Board of Ordnance, William Roy began mapping the Highlands in 1747, pushing a surveyor's wheel and using a simple kind of theodolite called a circumferentor.
  • He must have had a theodolite and the very best equipment. for more
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