te·​lem·​e·​try | \ tə-ˈle-mə-trē How to pronounce telemetry (audio) \

Definition of telemetry

1 : the science or process of telemetering data
2 : data transmitted by telemetry

Other Words from telemetry

telemetric \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce telemetry (audio) \ adjective
telemetrically \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telemetry (audio) \ adverb

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Telemetry is used to obtain data on the internal functioning of missiles, rockets, unmanned planes, satellites, and probes, providing data on such factors as position, altitude, and speed as well as conditions like temperature, air pressure, wind speed, and radiation. Weather forecasters rely on telemetry to map weather patterns. Astronauts on the space shuttle are monitored with telemetry that measures and transmits readings on their blood pressure, respiration, and heart rates. Similar kinds of telemetry are used by biologists to study animals in the wild and keep track of their populations and movements. Telemetry is also widely used in modern agriculture, often to regulate irrigation.

Examples of telemetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Data telemetry is the ecosystem that securely allows data collection, transmission, storage and management from the endpoint to the cloud and ultimately the user interface. Romil Bahl, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The docking was originally scheduled for 7:10 p.m. but was delayed as controllers on the ground worked to confirm telemetry data and to ensure that lighting conditions were ideal and communications were stable. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, 21 May 2022 Its technology is 7x more accurate than traditional telemetry systems. Blake Morgan, Forbes, 1 May 2022 In the supplemental materials, the authors note that after later analyzing the AI's telemetry, Gallo was able to improve his time to 114.181 seconds. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 9 Feb. 2022 The dash features improved visibility and legibility, and the user interface provides digital diaries and onboard telemetry that can be shared, as well as compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2022 In that case, the fish has been implanted with a transmitter as part of a telemetry study DWR is conducting to better understand this species’ population, feeding habits and movements. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2022 Michael Robinson, the senior conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, said such actions could include not loaning telemetry devices to private citizens or putting up cameras in areas where poaching is likely. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2022 Justin Byington, left, and Dave Eiriksson, both hydrologists with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), dump the snow out of a Federal Snow Sampler at the Powder Mountain SNOTEL or snow telemetry network, March 24, 2022. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of telemetry

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Telemetry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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te·​lem·​e·​try | \ tə-ˈlem-ə-trē How to pronounce telemetry (audio) \
plural telemetries

Medical Definition of telemetry

1 : the science or process of telemetering data
2 : data transmitted by telemetry

Other Words from telemetry

telemetric \ ˌtel-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce telemetry (audio) \ adjective
telemetrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telemetry (audio) \ adverb

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