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ˌgoʊ niˈɒm ɪ tərgo·niome·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goniometernoun

    direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals


  1. goniometernoun

    A device used to measure the angles of crystals.

  2. goniometernoun

    A radio direction finder.

  3. goniometernoun

    An arthrometer (device for measuring the arc or range of mobility of a joint).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goniometernoun

    an instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes

  2. Etymology: [Gr. angle + -meter: cf. F. goniomtre.]


  1. Goniometer

    A goniometer is an instrument that either measures an angle or allows an object to be rotated to a precise angular position. The term goniometry is derived from two Greek words, gōnia, meaning angle, and metron, meaning measure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Goniometer

    gō-ni-om′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring solid angles, indispensable to the crystallographer. [Gōnia, an angle, metron, measure.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. goniometer

    A general name for angle-measuring instruments.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goniometer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goniometer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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