dynameter

[ dahy-nam-i-ter ]
/ daɪˈnæm ɪ tər /

noun Optics.

an instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes.

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Origin of dynameter

First recorded in 1820–30; dyna- + -meter
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Example sentences from the Web for dynameter

  • 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.

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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.

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British Dictionary definitions for dynameter

dynameter
/ (daɪˈnæmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes
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