planimeter

[pluh-nim-i-ter]
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noun

an instrument for measuring mechanically the area of plane figures.

Nearby words

  1. planiform,
  2. planify,
  3. planigram,
  4. planigraph,
  5. planigraphy,
  6. planimetric,
  7. planimetry,
  8. planing,
  9. planing hull,
  10. planish

Origin of planimeter

First recorded in 1855–60; plani- + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for planimeter

planimeter

noun

a mechanical integrating instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure, such as the area under a curve, by moving a point attached to an arm around the perimeter of the figure
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