Definitions for Telemetrytəˈlɛm ɪ tri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
te•lem•e•trytəˈlɛm ɪ tri(n.)
the automated transmission of data from a distant source, esp. from space to a ground station.
Origin of telemetry:
automatic transmission and measurement of data from remote sources by wire or radio or other means
the science, and associated technology, of the automatic recording and transmission of data from a remote source to a receiving station for analysis
Telemetry is the highly automated communications process by which measurements are made and other data collected at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring. The word is derived from Greek roots: tele = remote, and metron = measure. Systems that need external instructions and data to operate require the counterpart of telemetry, telecommand. Although the term commonly refers to wireless data transfer mechanisms, it also encompasses data transferred over other media such as a telephone or computer network, optical link or other wired communications like phase line carriers. Many modern telemetry systems take advantage of the low cost and ubiquity of GSM networks by using SMS to receive and transmit telemetry data.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Transmission of the readings of instruments to a remote location by means of wires, radio waves, or other means. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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