|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|
|3.||(tr) to obtain and transmit (data) from a distant source, esp from a spacecraft|
|1.||See also radiotelemetry the use of radio waves, telephone lines, etc, to transmit the readings of measuring instruments to a device on which the readings can be indicated or recorded|
|2.||the measurement of linear distance using a tellurometer|
telemetry te·lem·e·try (tə-lěm'ĭ-trē)
The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by radio or other means from remote sources to receiving stations for recording and analysis.
|telemetry (tə-lěm'ĭ-trē) Pronunciation Key
The measurement of data at a remote source and transmission of the data (typically by radio) to a monitoring station. Telemetry is used, for example, to track the movements of wild animals that have been tagged with radio transmitters, and to transmit meteorological data from weather balloons to weather stations.
Automatic measurement and transmission of data or information by such means as wire or (more commonly today) microwave relays from the source to a distant receiver.
Note: Satellites transmit their data by telemetry.