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goniometer

[ goh-nee-om-i-ter ]

noun

  1. an instrument for measuring solid angles, as of crystals.


goniometer

/ ˌɡəʊnɪˈɒmɪtə; ˌɡəʊnɪəˈmɛtrɪk /

noun

  1. an instrument for measuring the angles between the faces of a crystal
  2. an instrument consisting of a transformer circuit connected to two directional aerials, used to determine the bearing of a distant radio station


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Derived Forms

  • ˌgoniˈometry, noun
  • ˌgonioˈmetrically, adverb
  • goniometric, adjective
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Other Words From

  • go·ni·o·met·ric [goh-nee-, uh, -, me, -trik], goni·o·metri·cal adjective
  • goni·o·metri·cal·ly adverb
  • goni·ome·try noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of goniometer1

First recorded in 1760–70; gonio- + -meter
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Word History and Origins

Origin of goniometer1

C18: via French from Greek gōnia angle
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Example Sentences

The mineralogist obtains his accurate measurements by means of an instrument known as the goniometer.

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