Definition of tachymeter in English:

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Pronunciation: /taˈkimədər/
Pronunciation: /təˈkimədər/


1A theodolite for the rapid measurement of distances in surveying.
Example sentences
  • A system for alignment and measurement of positions includes an electronic tachymeter and a reflector system.
  • Surveyors use a tachymeter to make quick calculations of the distances, bearings or elevations of distant objects.
  • The use of contact-less and satellite-based tachymeters and digital levelling instruments guarantees a standardised and efficient workflow.
2A facility on a watch for measuring speed.
Example sentences
  • Two new Carrera tachymeters were launched at the end of 2005: a model with chocolate-brown dial, tachymeter and bracelet; and a model with blue dial and tachymeter and steel bracelet.
  • Unlike paintings, for example, which can be judged instinctively, if subjectively, a watch has to be judged from both an aesthetic and a mechanical standpoint, with a complicated lexicon of bezels, tourbillons and tachymeters to master beside the issue of aesthetics.



Pronunciation: /ˌtakəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • This module provides an introduction to cartography and covers the production of topographic maps and plans based on accurate tachymetric surveys using computer aided drafting packages.
  • A tachymetric plan and 3D model of the measured and geophysically prospected areas was created.
  • The timepiece features tachymetric divisions in aluminum, protective pushbuttons with notches for comfort of operating, and a screw-in crown.

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Syllabification: ta·chym·e·ter

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