a surveying instrument using microwaves to measure distance. Unabridged
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tellurometer (ˌtɛljʊˈrɒmɪtə)
surveying an electronic instrument for measuring distances of up to about 30 miles that consists of two units, one at each end of the distance to be measured, between which radio waves are transmitted
[C20: from Latin tellūs the earth + -meter]

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Tellurometer measurements from typical mountain top triangulation stations.
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