tellurometer

[ tel-yuh-rom-i-ter ]
/ ˌtɛl yəˈrɒm ɪ tər /

noun

a surveying instrument using microwaves to measure distance.

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Origin of tellurometer

First recorded in 1955–60; telluro- + -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for tellurometer

tellurometer
/ (ˌtɛljʊˈrɒmɪtə) /

noun

surveying an electronic instrument for measuring distances of up to about 30 miles that consists of two units, one at each end of the distance to be measured, between which radio waves are transmitted

Word Origin for tellurometer

C20: from Latin tellūs the earth + -meter
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