Definition of pedometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪˈdɒmɪtə/
Pronunciation: /pɛˈdɒmɪtə/


An instrument for estimating the distance travelled on foot by recording the number of steps taken.
Example sentences
  • Often worn at the waist, the simplest pedometers measure only steps and distance, recording steps by sensing body motion.
  • All you need is a pedometer to count your steps, a pair of good walking shoes and enough space to get on the floor for your exercises.
  • She monitors her own physical activity daily with a pedometer and averages 14,000 steps/day.


Early 18th century: from French pédomètre, from Latin pes, ped- 'foot'.

Words that rhyme with pedometer

accelerometer, anemometer, barometer, gasometer, geometer, manometer, micrometer, milometer, olfactometer, optometer, photometer, pyrometer, speedometer, swingometer, tachometer, thermometer

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Line breaks: ped|om¦eter

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