Dynameter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dynameter A dynamometer.
    • Dynameter (Opt) An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes, consisting usually of a doubleimage micrometer applied to the eye end of a telescope for measuring accurately the diameter of the image of the object glass there formed; which measurement, compared with the actual diameter of the glass, gives the magnifying power.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dynameter An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes. It consists of a small tube with a transparent plate, exactly divided, which is fixed to the tube of a telescope, in order to measure the diameter of the distinct image of the object-glass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dynameter dī-nam′e-tėr an instrument for measuring the magnifying power of a telescope
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. power + -meter,: cf. F. dynamètre,. Cf. Dynamometer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dynamis, power, and metron, a measure.

Usage

In literature:

Dynameters are applied to prove the power of working machinery.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
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In news:

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