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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are occurring at the same time (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to operate the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines simultaneously).

Usage examples (5)
  • The pointer of the synchronoscope rotated clockwise as the motor picked up speed, turning ever faster.
  • As synchronizing with these cited circuits is a troublesome business, power stations utilize a so-called synchronoscope.
  • Over it was a circular dial on which a pointer began to rotate slowly; with his new-found knowledge, Hardy knew this to be a synchronoscope.
  • The synchronoscope indication ensues through an indicator which is controlled by two systems operating in accordance with the induction principle. for more
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