pantographic

pantograph

[pan-tuh-graf, -grahf]
noun
1.
Also, pantagraph. an instrument for the mechanical copying of plans, diagrams, etc., on any desired scale.
2.
Electricity. a device usually consisting of two parallel, hinged, double-diamond frames, for transferring current from an overhead wire to a vehicle, as a trolley car or electric locomotive.

Origin:
1715–25; panto- + -graph

pantographer [pan-tog-ruh-fer] , noun
pantographic [pan-tuh-graf-ik] , pantographical, adjective
pantographically, adverb
pantography, noun
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pantograph (ˈpæntəˌɡrɑːf)
 
n
1.  an instrument consisting of pivoted levers for copying drawings, maps, etc, to any desired scale
2.  a sliding type of current collector, esp a diamond-shaped frame mounted on a train roof in contact with an overhead wire
3.  a device consisting of a parallelogram of jointed rods used to suspend a studio lamp so that its height can be adjusted
 
pantographer
 
n
 
pantographic
 
adj
 
panto'graphically
 
adv
 
pan'tography
 
n

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