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transit instrument

noun
1.
Astronomy, meridian circle.
2.
Surveying, transit (def 6a).
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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British Dictionary definitions for transit-instrument

transit instrument

noun
1.
an astronomical instrument, mounted on an E-W axis, in which the reticle of a telescope is always in the plane of the meridian. It is used to time the transit of a star, etc, across the meridian
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