range finder

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range finder

also range·find·er (rānj′fīn′dər)
Any of various optical, electronic, or acoustical instruments used to determine the distance of an object from the observer.

range′find′er adj.

range′ find`er

or range′find`er,

any of various instruments for determining the distance from the observer to a particular object.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.range finder - a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an objectrange finder - a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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This is the distance you perceive when you look at a deer on the ground, and the one that a normal range finder spits out when you push the button.
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The National Institute of Justice recently awarded ScorpWorks $250,000 to make an advanced prototype that will add an eye-safe laser range finder into PHaSR.
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