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dynameter

[dahy-nam-i-ter] /daɪˈnæm ɪ tər/
noun, Optics.
1.
an instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes.
Origin of dynameter
1820-1830
1820-30; dyna- + -meter
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  • The end of the dynameter next to the eyepiece of the instrument is ruled with a series of lines one-hundredth of an inch apart.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • dynameter, dī-nam′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the magnifying power of a telescope.

  • The ratio of the diameter of the object glass to that of the image as seen in the dynameter gives the power of the instrument.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
British Dictionary definitions for dynameter

dynameter

/daɪˈnæmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes
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