planimeter


pla·nim·e·ter

noun \plā-ˈni-mə-tər, plə-\

Definition of PLANIMETER

:  an instrument for measuring the area of a plane figure by tracing its boundary line

Origin of PLANIMETER

French planimètre, from Latin planum plane + French -mètre -meter
First Known Use: circa 1858

pla·nim·e·ter

noun \plā-ˈnim-ət-ər, plə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLANIMETER

: an instrument for measuring the area of a plane figure by tracing its boundary line

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