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Meaning of "Gunter's chain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GUNTER'S CHAIN

Named after Edmund Gunter (1581–1626), English mathematician and astronomer.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GUNTER'S CHAIN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUNTER'S CHAIN

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Gunter's chain is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GUNTER'S CHAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gunter's chain

Gunter's chain

Gunter's chain is a geodetic measuring device used for land survey. It was designed and introduced in 1620 by English clergyman and mathematician Edmund Gunter long before the development of the theodolite and other more sophisticated equipment, enabling plots of land to be accurately surveyed and plotted, for legal and commercial purposes. Gunter used an actual measuring chain of 100 links. These, the chain and the link, have become units of their own.

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Gupta
Gur
Gurdjieff
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gurgitation
gurgle
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WORDS THAT END LIKE GUNTER'S CHAIN

ball and chain
branched chain
chain
daisy chain
door chain
drive chain
fast-food chain
food chain
grand chain
hain
heavy chain
hotel chain
long-chain
Markov chain
mountain chain
open chain
paper chain
side chain
straight chain
supply chain
unchain

Synonyms and antonyms of Gunter's chain in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Gunter's chain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUNTER'S CHAIN

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Translator English - Chinese

冈特的链
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Cadena de Gunter
570 millions of speakers

English

Gunter´s chain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Gunter की श्रृंखला
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سلسلة غونتر ل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Цепь Гюнтера
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Cadeia de Gunter
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুটারের শিকল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

La chaîne de Gunter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rantai Gunter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gunter Kette
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガンター氏チェーン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군터 의 체인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gunter´s chain
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Chuỗi Gunter của
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குன்டரின் சங்கிலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुंटरची साखळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Günter çengeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Catena di Gunter
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Łańcuch Guntera
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ланцюг Гюнтера
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Lanț Gunter lui
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Αλυσίδας του Gunter
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Gunter se ketting
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Gunter kedjan
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Gunter kjeden
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUNTER'S CHAIN»

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American Boundaries: The Nation, the States, the Rectangular ...
How does Gunter's chain make surveying more precise? If an acre is 4 by 40 perches, it is, in Gunter's terms, 1 by 10 chains. The area of an acre is thus, under Gunter's new unit, 10 square chains. Out of that fact comes the true elegance of the ...
Bill Hubbard, 2008
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Map Work And Practical Geography, 4E
In the case of metric chains tallies are attached after every fifth metre but in the case of Engineer's chain after every l0 feet (l0 links), and in the case of Gunter's Chain after every 6.6 feet (l0 links). In the case of a 20- metre chain from either end, ...
G Singh, 2009
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A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys
The Land Surveyor of 1870 probably would have used a variation of theGunter' schain, calledthe“two-polechain,” to measure the distance between the end pegs. The Gunter's chain was an iron chain of 100 links that was 66 feet long.
Stephen V. Estopinal, 2009
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Glossary of Mapping Science
One acre equals 10 square chains. The chain derives its name from the Gunter's chain, which was widely used in early surveys and had the form of a series of links connected together by rings. (2) A Gunter's chain or similar measuring device.
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994
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Plane Surveying
Different Chains The following five different types of chains are used. They are: (i) Metric chain, (if) Engineer's chain, (Hi) Surveyor's chain or Gunter's chain, (iv) Revenue chain, (v) Band chain which is, although, not a chain in the real meaning ...
Alak De, 2000
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Perspectives in Civil Engineering: Commemorating the 150th ...
Gunter's chain chain and surveyors compass. Gunter's chain, shown in Fig. 2, was developed by Edmund Gunter in England about 1620. It was made of heavy tempered wire, is 66 ft long, and consists of 100 links. This length was convenient  ...
Jeffrey S. Russell
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Mathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical ...
At station 1 take the bearing of the line to station 2, and enter it in column headed Bearings, and measure the distance land, or for dividing or laying off any piece of land, distances are generally measured with Gunter's chain, or a tape of the ...
Charles Davies, 1872
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Site Surveying and Levelling
It was 2 or 3 poles in length (1 pole = 16% feet, about 5 m). b) Gunter's chain was a 4 pole chain — 22 yards or 66 feet long — the length of a cricket pitch. This was a very rapid means of measuring land area, since 10 square Gunter's chains ...
John Clancy, 1991
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Land and marine surveying
Where it is necessary to make use of the decametre chain, and there is none ready at hand, the Gunter's chain is sometimes made use of, each link nearly corresponding to the double decametre, and as its whole length is only about 0*4 of a ...
William Davis Haskoll, 1868
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Land and Marine Surveying in Reference to the Preparation of ...
Where it is necessary to make use of the decametre chain, and there is none ready at hand, the Gunter's chain is sometimes made use of, each link nearly corresponding to the double decametre, and as its whole length is only about 0-4 of a ...
William Davis Haskoll, 1868

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUNTER'S CHAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gunter's chain is used in the context of the following news items.
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A day at the museum
... binoculars, trough compass, tracing table, dumpy level, optical square, meter chains, its predecessor Gunter's Chain, and English and French ... «The Hindu, May 14»
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Surveyor finds remains of corner posts, grindstone
... survey positions long ago, much of the section corner work was performed with a Gunter's chain and a surveyor's compass, Delles explained. «Mille Lacs County Times, Mar 14»
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Henderson poet shares observations about working the land
By Donna B. Stinnett dstinnett@thegleaner.com 270-831-8344 To order “Dragging Gunter's Chain” by Victoria Woolf Bailey, visit ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Mar 14»
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Mille Lacs County - Medical examiner and surveyor on task
Surveyors used a Gunter's chain and a compass. During his work, Delles uses historical records and does research within the county which is ... «Aitkin Independent Age, Feb 14»
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THE PUBLIC LAND SURVEY SYSTEM
Gunter's chain at Campus Martius Museum. Source: Wikipedia.org. As if they did not have enough to deal with in the years following 1776, our ... «Hometown Focus, Feb 14»
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Andro Linklater, Who Re-Examined American Frontierism, Dies at 68
... of the American West owed more to the surveyor's line (or “Gunter's chain,” as it is known) than to the Conestoga wagon or the repeating rifle. «New York Times, Dec 13»
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If these walls could talk
Gunter's chain” was adopted as a system of measurement, and in time, a chain of measurement became synonymous with the original length ... «Saugerties Times, Jul 11»
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Dec. 10, 1626: Measurement Man Meets the Measure of His Days
He also invented Gunter's chain, a surveying instrument with 100 links. With a length of exactly 22 yards (or 4 rods or 1/10 furlong), it was 1/80 ... «Wired, Dec 10»

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