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telemetry

/ (tɪˈlɛmɪtrɪ) /
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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
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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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