tachometer


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ta·chom·e·ter

 (tă-kŏm′ĭ-tər, tə-)
n.
An instrument used to measure the rotations per minute of a rotating shaft.

[Greek takhos, speed + -meter.]

tach′o·met′ric (tăk′ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
ta·chom′e·try n.

tachometer

(tæˈkɒmɪtə)
n
(Automotive Engineering) any device for measuring speed, esp the rate of revolution of a shaft. Tachometers (rev counters) are often fitted to cars to indicate the number of revolutions per minute of the engine
tachometric, ˌtachoˈmetrical adj
ˌtachoˈmetrically adv
taˈchometry n

ta•chom•e•ter

(tæˈkɒm ɪ tər, tə-)

n.
an instrument for measuring or indicating speed, esp. of rotation.
[1800–10]
tach•o•met•ri•cal•ly (ˌtæk əˈmɛ trɪk li) adv.
ta•chom′e•try, n.

tachometer

an instrument for measuring revolutions per minute, especially of an internal combustion engine.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tachometer - measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotationtachometer - measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
tachograph - a tachometer that produces a graphical record of its readings; used to record the speed and duration of trips in a motor vehicle
Translations

tachometer

[tæˈkɒmɪtəʳ] Ntaquímetro m

tachometer

[tæˈkɒmɪtər] ncompte-tours m, tachymètre m

tachometer

tachometer

[tæˈkɒmɪtəʳ] ntachimetro
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