Definition of Alidad

1. Noun. Surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments.

Exact synonyms: Alidade
Generic synonyms: Surveying Instrument, Surveyor's Instrument
Group relationships: Theodolite, Transit



2. Noun. Surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles.
Exact synonyms: Alidade
Generic synonyms: Surveying Instrument, Surveyor's Instrument

Definition of Alidad

1. alidade [n -S] - See also: alidade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alidad

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alibies
alibiing
alibility
alibis
alible
alicant
alicants
alickadoo
alickadoos
alicorn
alicycle
alicyclic
alicyclic compound
alicyclic compounds
alidad (current term)
alidade
alidades
alidads
alien
alien abduction
alien absconder
alien nucleic acid
alienabilities
alienability
alienable
alienably
alienage
alienages
alienans

Literary usage of Alidad

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1. Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display'd. Being Discourses on Such by Noël Antoine Pluche (1763)
"... whence you begin to tell the Degrees, be touched by the alidad, or moveable Index, which muft be directed from A into B, and afterward t'rom A, ..."

2. Computer Models for Water-Resources Planning and Management: National Study by Ralph A. Wurbs (1997)
"C alidad.- C alidad is also an object-oriented programming model designed for a workstation environment. The generalized modeling system was recently ..."

3. Bibliotheca Indica by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India) (1907)
"According to Moxon's Diet, it is the Label which is the alidad. Whitney (Century Diet.) quotes in part an interesting passage from the Ency. Brit. ..."

4. Dictionary of Hard Words by Robert Morris Pierce (1910)
"(plea or fact of having been elsewhere) 'aeh-bai; (erroneously) 'aeh-bi. alidad n. 'aeh-daed. same meaning as alidade. alidade я. ..."

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