tachymeter

[ta-kim-i-ter, tuh-]

Origin of tachymeter

First recorded in 1855–60; tachy- + -meter
Related formsta·chym·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tachymeter

tachymeter

noun
  1. another name for tacheometer
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Word Origin and History for tachymeter
n.

1836, from tachy- "swift" + -meter.

M. GAETANO CAÏRO has invented an instrument, to which he has given the name of Tachymeter (rapid measurer). Its object is to give the area of plane surfaces bounded by any outline whatever, without the necessity of any arithmetical operation. ["Magazine of Popular Science and Journal of the Useful Arts," Volume 2, 1836]
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