Definition of Pantograph

1. Noun. Mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale.

Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device



Definition of Pantograph

1. n. An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale.

Definition of Pantograph

1. Noun. A mechanical linkage based on parallelograms causing two objects to move in parallel; notably as a drawing aid. ¹

2. Noun. A pattern printed on a document to reduce the ease of photocopying. ¹

3. Noun. (rail transport) A similarly-formed conductive device, now usually Z-shaped, that collects electric current from overhead lines for trains and trams. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pantograph

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Medical Definition of Pantograph

1. An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale. Alternative forms: pantagraph, and incorrectly pentagraph] Skew pantograph, a kind of pantograph for drawing a copy which is inclined with respect to the original figure; also called plagiograph. Origin: Panto- + -graph: cf. F. Pantographe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pantograph

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"pantograph. — This instrument is composed of several flat pieces of metal or ... THE pantograph. ing points are not essential except to support and steady ..."

2. Twenty Years with the Indicator: Being a Practical Textbook for the Engineer by Thomas Pray (1888)
"E. it, may be used for the pantograph, or the screw-thread at the bottom may pass ... G shows the top of a post, pantograph, and the Bacon attachment ..."

3. Twenty Years with the Indicator by Thomas Pray (1885)
"G shows the top of a post, pantograph, and the Bacon attachment connected to ... H shows the pantograph attached to a vertical cross-head and the pieces are ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"The pantograph was first described by Christopher Scheiner in a tract entitled ... If desired, figures can be copied by the pantograph in reverse. ..."

5. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"pantograph Collector and Bow Collector The pantograph collector differs from the bow ... The shoe of the pantograph collector is controlled by a pantograph ..."

6. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1905)
"B. The arms of each pantograph are counterpoised by weights, W, so that, ... The main arms of the pantograph, AG and GT, are 24 inches in length, ..."

7. Plane Surveying: A Text-book and Pocket Manual by John Clayton Tracy (1907)
"The Use of the pantograph. The pantograph is an instrument for copying drawings ... In the pantograph, Fig. 480, two of the sides are cut by the Fio. 480. ..."

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