stenometer

noun

ste·​nom·​e·​ter
stə̇ˈnämətə(r),
-mətə-
: an instrument for measuring distances consisting of a telescope mounted on a tripod and fitted with a micrometer screw so that the distance may be measured to a rod carrying two targets a known distance apart whose images are brought together in the telescope by the micrometer screw

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Word History

Etymology

sten- + -meter

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“Stenometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stenometer. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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