autocollimator

noun
au·​to·​collimator | \ " + \
plural -s

Definition of autocollimator

: a telescope with eyepiece adapted to the method of autocollimation either to collimate the instrument itself or to ensure that its axis is perpendicular to a reflecting surface

First Known Use of autocollimator

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autocollimator

aut- + collimator

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“Autocollimator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autocollimator. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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