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telemetry

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noun te·lem·e·try \tə-ˈle-mə-trē\

Simple Definition of telemetry

  • : the process of using special equipment to take measurements of something (such as pressure, speed, or temperature) and send them by radio to another place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of telemetry

  1. 1 :  the science or process of telemetering data

  2. 2 :  data transmitted by telemetry

  3. 3 :  biotelemetry

telemetric

play \ˌte-lə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

telemetrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Did You Know?

Telemetry is used to obtain data on the internal functioning of missiles, rockets, unmanned planes, satellites, and probes, providing data on such factors as position, altitude, and speed as well as conditions like temperature, air pressure, wind speed, and radiation. Weather forecasters rely on telemetry to map weather patterns. Astronauts on the space shuttle are monitored with telemetry that measures and transmits readings on their blood pressure, respiration, and heart rates. Similar kinds of telemetry are used by biologists to study animals in the wild and keep track of their populations and movements. Telemetry is also widely used in modern agriculture, often to regulate irrigation.

1885

First Known Use of telemetry

1885


Medical Dictionary

telemetry

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noun te·lem·e·try \tə-ˈlem-ə-trē\

Medical Definition of telemetry

plural

telemetries

  1. 1:  the science or process of telemetering data

  2. 2:  data transmitted by telemetry

  3. 3:  biotelemetry

telemetric

\ˌtel-ə-ˈme-trik\play adjective

telemetrically

\-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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