- an instrument for measuring solid angles, as of crystals.
Origin of goniometer
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The mineralogist obtains his accurate measurements by means of an instrument known as the goniometer.
- an instrument for measuring the angles between the faces of a crystal
- an instrument consisting of a transformer circuit connected to two directional aerials, used to determine the bearing of a distant radio station
C18: via French from Greek gōnia angle
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- An optical instrument for measuring crystal angles, as between crystal faces.
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