[ trahy-me-truh-gon ]
/ traɪˈmɛ trəˌgɒn /


of or relating to a system of aerial photography using three cameras, one pointed directly downward and the others at 60° to it.


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Origin of trimetrogon

1940–45; tri- + Greek métro(n) measure + -gon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for trimetrogon

/ (traɪˈmɛtrəˌɡɒn) /


  1. a method of aerial photography for rapid topographic mapping, in which one vertical and two oblique photographs are taken simultaneously
  2. (as modifier)trimetrogon photography

Word Origin for trimetrogon

from tri- + metro-, from Greek metron measure + -gon
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