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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta•chom•e•tertæˈkɒm ɪ tər, tə-(n.)

  1. an instrument for measuring or indicating speed, esp. of rotation.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tachometer, tach(noun)

    measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation


  1. tachometer(Noun)

    A device for measuring the revolutions per minute (RPMs) of a revolving shaft, as with the driveshaft of an automobile.

  2. tachometer(Noun)

    A device for measuring or indicating velocity or speed, as of blood, a river, a machine, etc.

  3. Origin: Greek tachy-, 'fast' + -meter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tachometer(noun)

    an instrument for measuring the velocity, or indicating changes in the velocity, of a moving body or substance

  2. Tachometer(noun)

    an instrument for measuring the velocity of running water in a river or canal, consisting of a wheel with inclined vanes, which is turned by the current. The rotations of the wheel are recorded by clockwork

  3. Tachometer(noun)

    an instrument for showing at any moment the speed of a revolving shaft, consisting of a delicate revolving conical pendulum which is driven by the shaft, and the action of which by change of speed moves a pointer which indicates the speed on a graduated dial

  4. Tachometer(noun)

    an instrument for measuring the velocity of the blood; a haematachometer


  1. Tachometer

    A tachometer is an instrument measuring the rotation speed of a shaft or disk, as in a motor or other machine. The device usually displays the revolutions per minute on a calibrated analogue dial, but digital displays are increasingly common. The word comes from Greek Ταχος, tachos, "speed", and metron, "measure".

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an instrument on a car etc showing how fast one is travelling.

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