[ spee-dom-i-ter, spi- ]
/ spiˈdɒm ɪ tər, spɪ- /
an instrument on an automobile or other vehicle for indicating the rate of travel in miles or kilometers per hour.
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British Dictionary definitions for speedometer
/ (spɪˈdɒmɪtə) /
a device fitted to a vehicle to measure and display the speed of travelSee also mileometer
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Scientific definitions for speedometer
[ spĭ-dŏm′ĭ-tər ]
An instrument for indicating the speed of a vehicle, typically by measuring the rate of rotation of a wheel or fan whose rate of rotation depends on the speed of the vehicle. Compare odometer.
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