- any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known distance.
- Electricity. the complete measuring, transmitting, and receiving apparatus for indicating, recording, or integrating at a distance, by electrical translating means, the value of a quantity.
- to transmit (radio signals, data, etc.) automatically and at a distance, as between a ground station and an artificial satellite, space probe, or the like, especially in order to record information, operate guidance apparatus, etc.
- to telemeter radio signals, data, etc.
Origin of telemeter
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Examples from the Web for telemeter
Telemeter control from Alpine fired the first braking rockets.First on the Moon
This telemeter was one of the first that was tried in our military ports, and gave therein most satisfactory results.
- any device for recording or measuring a distant event and transmitting the data to a receiver or observer
- 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
- (tr) to obtain and transmit (data) from a distant source, esp from a spacecraft
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Word Origin and History for telemeter
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