goniometer

noun
go·​ni·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌgō-nē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce goniometer (audio) \

Definition of goniometer

1 : an instrument for measuring angles

Other Words from goniometer

goniometric \ ˌgō-​nē-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce goniometer (audio) \ adjective
goniometry \ ˌgō-​nē-​ˈä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce goniometer (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of goniometer

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for goniometer

Greek gōnia angle

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“Goniometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goniometer. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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goniometer

noun
go·​ni·​om·​e·​ter | \ ˌgō-nē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce goniometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of goniometer

: an instrument for measuring angles (as of a joint or the skull)

Other Words from goniometer

goniometric \ -​nē-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce goniometer (audio) \ adjective
goniometry \ -​ˈäm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce goniometer (audio) \ noun, plural goniometries

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