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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals.

Usage examples (18)
  • He'd take sightings with compass, goniometer, and plumb bob.
  • One day, during an interlude of free flight, he strode into the control-room and glanced at the course-plotting goniometer, then started into the "tank."
  • MN This is a goniometer or instrument for measuring angles; it was a precision instrument, lightweight and easy to transport, and was used at sea to measure distances by...
  • An important property of calcite is the great ease with which it may be cleaved in three directions; the three perfect cleavages are parallel to the faces of the primitive... for more
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