telemeter

[tuh-lem-i-ter, tel-uh-mee-ter]
noun
1.
any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known distance.
2.
Electricity. the complete measuring, transmitting, and receiving apparatus for indicating, recording, or integrating at a distance, by electrical translating means, the value of a quantity.
verb (used with object)
3.
to transmit (radio signals, data, etc.) automatically and at a distance, as between a ground station and an artificial satellite, space probe, or the like, especially in order to record information, operate guidance apparatus, etc.
verb (used without object)
4.
to telemeter radio signals, data, etc.

Origin:
1855–60; tele-1 + -meter

telemetric [tel-uh-me-trik] , adjective
telemetrically, adverb
telemetry [tuh-lem-i-tree] , noun
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telemeter (tɪˈlɛmɪtə)
 
n
1.  any device for recording or measuring a distant event and transmitting the data to a receiver or observer
2.  any device or apparatus used to measure a distance without directly comparing it with a measuring rod, etc, esp one that depends on the measurement of angles
 
vb
3.  (tr) to obtain and transmit (data) from a distant source, esp from a spacecraft
 
telemetric
 
adj
 
tele'metrical
 
adj
 
tele'metrically
 
adv

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telemeter
1860, a rangefinder for surveying and artillery, from Fr. télémètre (1852), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + mètre "meter" (see meter (2)). Used from 1953 for a pay-as-you-watch TV system with a coin box attached to the set.
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Example sentences
Satellite and telephone gage-height and temperature telemeter at station.
Satellite gage-height and temperature telemeter at station.
Satellite and telephone gage-height telemeter at station.
Satellite and telephone elevation and temperature telemeter at station.
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