telemeter

[ tuh-lem-i-ter, tel-uh-mee-ter ]
/ təˈlɛm ɪ tər, ˈtɛl əˌmi tər /

noun

any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known distance.
Electricity. the complete measuring, transmitting, and receiving apparatus for indicating, recording, or integrating at a distance, by electrical translating means, the value of a quantity.

verb (used with object)

to transmit (radio signals, data, etc.) automatically and at a distance, as between a ground station and an artificial satellite, space probe, or the like, especially in order to record information, operate guidance apparatus, etc.

verb (used without object)

to telemeter radio signals, data, etc.

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Origin of telemeter

First recorded in 1855–60; tele-1 + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM telemeter

tel·e·met·ric [tel-uh-me-trik] /ˌtɛl əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivetel·e·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbte·lem·e·try [tuh-lem-i-tree] /təˈlɛm ɪ tri/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for telemetry (1 of 2)

telemetry
/ (tɪˈlɛmɪtrɪ) /

noun

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 recordedSee also radiotelemetry
the measurement of linear distance using a tellurometer

British Dictionary definitions for telemetry (2 of 2)

telemeter
/ (tɪˈlɛmɪtə) /

noun

any device for recording or measuring a distant event and transmitting the data to a receiver or observer
any device or apparatus used to measure a distance without directly comparing it with a measuring rod, etc, esp one that depends on the measurement of angles

verb

(tr) to obtain and transmit (data) from a distant source, esp from a spacecraft

Derived forms of telemeter

telemetric (ˌtɛlɪˈmɛtrɪk) or telemetrical, adjectivetelemetrically, adverb
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Medical definitions for telemetry

telemetry
[ tə-lĕmĭ-trē ]

n.

The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by radio or other means from remote sources to receiving stations for recording and analysis.
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Scientific definitions for telemetry

telemetry
[ tə-lĕmĭ-trē ]

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

telemetry
[ (tuh-lem-uh-tree) ]

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.

notes for telemetry

Satellites transmit their data by telemetry.
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