Definition of cathetometer in English:

cathetometer

Line breaks: cath|etom¦eter
Pronunciation: /ˌkaθɪˈtɒmɪtə/

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noun

A telescope mounted on a graduated scale, used for accurate measurement of small vertical distances.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin cathetus (from Greek kathetos 'perpendicular line', from kathienai 'send or let down') + -meter.

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