the use of radio waves, telephone lines, etc, to transmit the readings of measuring instruments to a device on which the readings can be indicated or recorded: See also radiotelemetry
the measurement of linear distance using a tellurometer
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How to use telemetry in a sentence
While Neil and Buzz made ready to blast off, Houston read the telemetry looking for signs of trouble.
telemetry appears to offer an unlimited potential for studies of this kind.
Doc Stone, of course, insisted that solenoid M1537 had failed, which was one possible interpretation of the telemetry.
I suppose it would help to have the original telemetry data so that I could evaluate for myself what went wrong.
The telemetry results had been decoded, of course, so that a mere mortal could read them.
It is called telemetry and the use of an instrument is necessary.Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts | Girl Scouts
Scientific definitions for telemetry
The measurement of data at a remote source and transmission of the data (typically by radio) to a monitoring station. Telemetry is used, for example, to track the movements of wild animals that have been tagged with radio transmitters, and to transmit meteorological data from weather balloons to weather stations.
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Cultural definitions for telemetry
Automatic measurement and transmission of data or information by such means as wire or (more commonly today) microwave relays from the source to a distant receiver.
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