telemeter

noun
tele·​me·​ter | \ ˈte-lə-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce telemeter (audio) \

Definition of telemeter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an instrument for measuring the distance of an object from an observer
2 : an electrical apparatus for measuring a quantity (such as pressure, speed, or temperature) and transmitting the result especially by radio to a distant station

telemeter

verb
telemetered; telemetering; telemeters

Definition of telemeter (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to transmit (the measurement of a quantity) by telemeter

intransitive verb

: to telemeter the measurement of a quantity

First Known Use of telemeter

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1925, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for telemeter

Noun

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The first known use of telemeter was in 1849

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“Telemeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telemeter. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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telemeter

noun
tele·​me·​ter | \ ˈtel-ə-ˌmēt-ər How to pronounce telemeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of telemeter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an electrical apparatus for measuring a quantity (as pressure, speed, or temperature), transmitting the result especially by radio to a distant station, and there indicating or recording the quantity measured

telemeter

transitive verb

Medical Definition of telemeter (Entry 2 of 2)

: to transmit by telemeter

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