: 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

Word History


sten- + -meter

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“Stenometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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