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goniometer

[goh-nee-om-i-ter] /ˌgoʊ niˈɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring solid angles, as of crystals.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; gonio- + -meter
Related forms
goniometric
[goh-nee-uh-me-trik] /ˌgoʊ ni əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
goniometrical, adjective
goniometrically, adverb
goniometry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for goniometric

goniometer

/ˌɡəʊnɪˈɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring the angles between the faces of a crystal
2.
an instrument consisting of a transformer circuit connected to two directional aerials, used to determine the bearing of a distant radio station
Derived Forms
goniometric (ˌɡəʊnɪəˈmɛtrɪk), goniometrical, adjective
goniometrically, adverb
goniometry, noun
Word Origin
C18: via French from Greek gōnia angle
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goniometric in Medicine

goniometer go·ni·om·e·ter (gō'nē-ŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.

  1. An optical instrument for measuring crystal angles, as between crystal faces.

  2. See arthrometer.

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