instrument for measuring the length of a curved line

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • stadiometer — noun A device, having a vertical scale and a movable headboard, for measuring a persons height …   Wiktionary

  • stadiometer — An instrument for measuring standing or sitting height. [L. stadium, fr. G. stadion, a fixed length, + G. metron, measure] * * * sta·di·om·e·ter .stād ē äm ət ər n a device for measuring height that typically consists of a vertical ruler with a… …   Medical dictionary

  • stadiometer — /steɪdiˈɒmətə/ (say staydee omuhtuh) noun an instrument for measuring the lengths of curves, dashed lines, etc., by running a toothed wheel over them. {stadio (combining form of stadium) + meter1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stadiometer —   n. kind of theodolite; wheel by which length of line is measured …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • stadiometer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • stadimètre — ⇒STADIMÈTRE, subst. masc. TECHNOL. Instrument d optique qui permet de lire directement sur une mire graduée la distance entre la station de visée et celle où est placée la mire (d apr. MÉTRO 1975). Dans les stadimètres à fils fixes (...), il faut …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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