Definition of Goniometer

1. Noun. Direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals.

Generic synonyms: Direction Finder



Definition of Goniometer

1. n. An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes.

Definition of Goniometer

1. Noun. A device used to measure the angles of crystals. ¹

2. Noun. A radio direction finder. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) An arthrometer (device for measuring the arc or range of mobility of a joint). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goniometer

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Goniometer

1. 1. An instrument for measuring angles. 2. An appliance for the static test of labyrinthine disease, which consists of a plank, one end of which may be raised to any desired height; as one end of the plank is gradually raised, the point at which a patient loses balance is noted. 3. A calibrated device designed to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint. Synonym: arthrometer, fleximeter, pronometer. Origin: G. Gonia, angle, + metron, measure (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Goniometer

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1. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1922)
"This contact-goniometer consists of a card on which is printed a semicircular arc graduated ... The method of use of the goniometer is illustrated in Fig. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Several forms of instruments depending on this principle have been devised, the earliest being the vert ¡cal-circle goniometer of WH Wollaston. made ¡n 1809 ..."

3. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1898)
"The simplest form is the hand-goniometer, represented in Fig. ... The hand-goniometer is useful in the case of large crystals and those whose faces are not ..."

4. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"Of this instrument there are two sorts: (1) the contact goniometer, ... The Contact goniometer. — The contact goniometer consists simply of two straight ..."

5. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"goniometer.—When the Microscope is employed in researches on minute Crystals, their angles may be measured by adapting a goniometer to the Eye-piece; ..."

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