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Meaning of "theodolite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THEODOLITE

From New Latin theodolitus, of uncertain origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THEODOLITE

theodolite  [θɪˈɒdəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THEODOLITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Theodolite 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 THEODOLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

theodolite

Theodolite

A theodolite /θiːˈɒdəlaɪt/ is a precision instrument for measuring angles in the horizontal and vertical planes. Theodolites are used mainly for surveying applications, and have been adapted for specialized purposes in fields like metrology and rocket launch technology. A modern theodolite consists of a movable telescope mounted within two perpendicular axes—the horizontal or trunnion axis, and the vertical axis. When the telescope is pointed at a target object, the angle of each of these axes can be measured with great precision, typically to seconds of arc. Theodolites may be either transit or non-transit. Transit theodolites are those in which the telescope can be inverted in the vertical plane, whereas the rotation in the same plane is restricted to a semi-circle for non-transit theodolites. Some types of transit theodolites do not allow the measurement of vertical angles. The builder's level is sometimes mistaken for a transit theodolite, but it measures neither horizontal nor vertical angles. It uses a spirit level to set a telescope level to define a line of sight along a level plane.

Definition of theodolite in the English dictionary

The definition of theodolite in the dictionary is a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small tripod-mounted telescope that is free to move in both the horizontal and vertical planes Also called : transit.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THEODOLITE


acolyte
ˈækəˌlaɪt
analyte
ˈænəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
crocidolite
krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
kinetheodolite
ˌkɪnəθɪˈɒdəˌlaɪt
lardalite
ˈlɑːdəˌlaɪt
laurdalite
ˈlɔːdəˌlaɪt
lepidolite
lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
ophiolite
ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt
polyelectrolyte
ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt
rhodolite
ˈrɒdəˌlaɪt
ripidolite
rɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
sodalite
ˈsəʊdəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEODOLITE

theocracy
theocrasy
theocrat
theocratic
theocratical
theocratically
Theocritan
Theocritus
theodicies
theodicy
theodolitic
Theodora
Theodorakis
Theodore I
Theodoric
Theodosius I
theogonic
theogonical
theogonies
theogonist

WORDS THAT END LIKE THEODOLITE

actinolite
aerolite
amphibolite
antimetabolite
catabolite
coprolite
cosmopolite
cryolite
elite
impolite
indicolite
iolite
microlite
oolite
polite
rhyolite
saprolite
scapolite
sepiolite
staurolite
tremolite

Synonyms and antonyms of theodolite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «theodolite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THEODOLITE

Find out the translation of theodolite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of theodolite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «theodolite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

经纬仪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

teodolito
570 millions of speakers

English

theodolite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विकोणमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المزواة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

теодолит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teodolito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জরিপের যন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

théodolite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Theodolite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Theodolit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

セオドライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Theodolite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kính kinh vi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தியோடலைட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थियोडोलाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teodolit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

teodolite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

teodolit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

теодоліт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

teodolit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεοδόλιχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teodoliet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

teodolit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

teodolitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of theodolite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEODOLITE»

The term «theodolite» is regularly used and occupies the 81.861 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEODOLITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about theodolite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEODOLITE»

Discover the use of theodolite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theodolite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Surveying Handbook
Plate Bubble Tube The purpose of this adjustment is to make the axis of the plate bubble tube perpendicular to the vertical axis of the theodolite. To test, set up the theodolite and roughly level it using the circular bubble. Rotate the instrument ...
Russell Charles Brinker, Roy Minnick, 1995
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Textbook of Surveying
Each reading in such a theodolite represents the mean of two diametrically opposed sides of the circle, made possible by making the operator view both sides simultaneously through internal optics. Directional theodolites are generally more ...
C Venkatramaiah, 1996
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Surveying
Then hold the upper body of the theodolite with the left hand and put the middle finger of the right hand below the foot screw and gently lift it out of the box. Ensure the correct position of the telescope when in the box. This helps in placing the ...
S. K. Duggal, 2013
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Surveying And Levelling
9. Theodolite. Traversing. 9.1 INTRODUCTION The theodolite is an intricate instrument used mainly for accurate measurement of horizontal and vertical angles up to 10" or 20", depending upon the least count of the instrument. Because of its ...
Basak, 1994
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Historic Scientific Instruments in Denmark
... 2250 Theodolite 2331 Theodolite 2324 Theodolite 656 Theodolite 1805 Theodolite 1809 Theodolite 1806 Theodolite 1820 Theodolite 1816 Theodolite 2257 Theodolite, 1804 Theodolite 2313 Theodolite 1516 Theodolite 1819 Theodolite ...
Hemming Andersen, 1995
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Industrial Instrumentation & Control,2e
(ii) Less accurate than a theodolite. (iii) The presence of iron or other magnetic substances near the station- point may seriously affect the reading. If the bearing of each line is observed twice, once at either end, any error due to local attraction  ...
S. K. Singh, 2003
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Fundamentals of Surveying
10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 (d) What is index error in a theodolite? Briefly describe a method to remove it. [AMIE, Advanced Surveying, Winter 1985] What is the basic difference between temporary and permanent adjustments of a ...
S. K. Roy, 2010
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Construction Measurements
As the theodolite party measures the vertical angles they must in like manner set the target on the pole at the h.i. of the theodolite as it is set up. (A situation may sometimes occur in which the elevations of each point are already known, thus ...
B. Austin Barry, 1988
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Surveying and Levelling
Theodolite Surveying 244 10.1 Main Parts of a Vernier Theodolite 244 10.2 Technical Terms Associated with Measurement with Theodolite 248 10.3 Fundamental Axes of Theodolite 249 10.4 Temporary Adjustments of a Theodolite 250 10.5 ...
S. S. Bhavikatti, 2009
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Basic Civil Engineering
THEODOLITE The theodolite is the most accurate instrument used mainly for measuring horizontal and vertical angles. It can also be used for locating points on a line, prolonging survey lines, finding the differences in elevations, setting out  ...
Satheesh Gopi, Gopi, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEODOLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term theodolite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Latest report on Global theodolite market share, growth and forecast …
The report firstly introduced the Theodolite basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product ... «WhaTech, Jul 15»
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Discover the theodolite market global analysis & forecast report to …
The theodolite market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions ... «WhaTech, Jul 15»
3
Theodolite Augmented Reality Nav App - Summer Sale - 50% Off
[prMac.com] Williamsburg, Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology is excited to offer its flagship augmented reality navigation app Theodolite for 50% off ... «prMac, Jun 15»
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The Madras-Everest Odyssey
The accident to the great theodolite was just a small hiccup in the Great Trigonometric Survey or The Great Arc, the beginning of which saw its 213rd anniversary ... «The New Indian Express, Apr 15»
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RECORD EVIDENCE LIKE A PRO, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
Another really good app to have is a theodolite app. Say theodolite ten times fast! This uses your phone's existing camera and projects an overlay that includes ... «UFODigest, Jan 15»
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Theodolite Nav App and Outdoor Adventure Bundle - 50% Off …
[prMac.com] Williamsburg, Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology is excited to offer its augmented reality navigation app Theodolite for 50% off during a ... «prMac, Dec 14»
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Today's apps gone free: Passible, Heads Up!, Toy Repair Workshop …
Track Kit Pro – GPS Tracker with offline maps, Compass, Speedometer, Rangefinder and Theodolite is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating ... «AppAdvice, Nov 14»
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Woodgate real estate is hot stuff
Real estate agent Patrick Cocking at 34 Theodolite Creek Rd, Woodgate, which is selling for more than $2 million. Photo Matthew McInerney / NewsMail ... «Bundaberg News Mail, Nov 14»
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Calls to halt erosion as 9m of beach lost
EROSION IMPACT: Woodgate Beach and Theodolite Creek Recreational Users Association secretary Rob James and the group are very concerned with the ... «Bundaberg News Mail, Oct 14»
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How to measure 2014 biggest 'supermoon': diopter, theodolite, or …
Can casual astral observers really tell that the so-called 'supermoon' – the space rock's closest perigee to earthlings – looks bigger than, say, a harvest moon? «Christian Science Monitor, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Theodolite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/theodolite>. Nov 2019 ».
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