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range finder

noun
1.
any of various instruments for determining the distance from the observer to a particular object, as for sighting a gun or adjusting the focus of a camera.
Also, rangefinder.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • It was the first leica to combine rangefinder and viewfinder into one window.
British Dictionary definitions for rangefinder

rangefinder

/ˈreɪndʒˌfaɪndə/
noun
1.
an instrument for determining the distance of an object from the observer, esp in order to sight a gun or focus a camera
2.
another word for tacheometer
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