telemetry


te·lem·e·try

noun \tə-ˈle-mə-trē\

: 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

Full Definition of TELEMETRY

1
:  the science or process of telemetering data
2
:  data transmitted by telemetry
3
tele·met·ric \ˌte-lə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
tele·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of TELEMETRY

1885

te·lem·e·try

noun \tə-ˈlem-ə-trē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural te·lem·e·tries

Medical Definition of TELEMETRY

1
: the science or process of telemetering data
2
: data transmitted by telemetry
tele·met·ric \ˌtel-ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
tele·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

telemetry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Highly automated communications process by which data are collected from instruments located at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for measurement, monitoring, display, and recording. Transmission of the information may be over wires or, more commonly, by radio. The technique is used extensively for oil-pipeline monitoring and control systems and in oceanography and meteorology. Telemetry for rockets and satellites bloomed in the 1950s and has continued to grow in complexity and in breadth of application. Data can be transmitted from inside internal-combustion engines during tests, from steam turbines in operation, and from manned and unmanned spacecraft. Major scientific applications include biomedical research and remote observation of operations with highly radioactive material.

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