planimeter

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noun pla·nim·e·ter \plā-ˈni-mə-tər, plə-\

Definition of planimeter

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

Origin and Etymology of planimeter

French planimètre, from Latin planum plane + French -mètre -meter


First Known Use: circa 1858


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planimeter

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noun pla·nim·e·ter \plā-ˈnim-ət-ər, plə-\

Medical Definition of planimeter

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


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