Definition of goniometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡōnēˈämədər/


An instrument for the precise measurement of angles, especially one used to measure the angles between the faces of crystals.
Example sentences
  • Measuring the femoral tibial angle with a goniometer is a more accurate way to quantify angulation.
  • On the photograph that was later printed, lines were drawn between the markers and the horizontal floor to create intersecting lines that could be measured by a goniometer.
  • Range of motion was measured with a goniometer, and the side-to-side differences for extension and flexion were calculated.



Pronunciation: /ˌɡōnēəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • The randomized controlled trial is monitoring patients' physiological responses to yoga as determined from blood and saliva samples, lung function tests and goniometric (joint motion) measurements.
  • Standard guidelines described by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons were used for goniometric measurements.
  • In addition to strength measurements, goniometric measurements of knee extension were made at each time interval.


Pronunciation: /-nēəˈmetrikəl/
Example sentences
  • Next to the usual scales for multiplication and division, the goniometrical scales were included not much later.
  • For example, you can set up your own exchange rates and indexes, manage goniometrical functions, or switch between radians and degrees.
  • This method is based on goniometrical system, which consists of several meters.


Pronunciation: /ˌɡōnēˈämətrē/
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, the faces are not suitable for goniometry.
  • In goniometry, carefully prepared suspensions of cells are needed to avoid the effects of multiple scattering.
  • Range of movement in the elbow deteriorated less in the direct access group but goniometry measurements can be imprecise.


Mid 18th century: from French goniomètre, from Greek gōnia 'angle' + French -mètre '(instrument) measuring'.

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Syllabification: go·ni·om·e·ter

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