dumpy level


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dumpy level

n.
A surveyor's instrument having a short telescope fixed rigidly to a horizontally rotating table.

dumpy level

n
(Surveying) surveying a levelling instrument consisting of a horizontal telescope with various rotational arrangements and a spirit level
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Noun1.dumpy level - a surveyor's level having a short telescope fixed to a horizontally rotating table and a spirit levelDumpy level - a surveyor's level having a short telescope fixed to a horizontally rotating table and a spirit level
surveyor's level - surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis; for measuring relative heights of land
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Further miniaturization merged electronic theodolite and EDM and gave birth to modern day all too famous Total Station.Vertical (distance) measuring progressed from early Egyptian A-frame to U-tube to leveling instrument fitted with telescope and bubble tube the famous Dumpy Level. Leveling instrument has also seen many changes and developments over time.
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* Dumpy level. Dumpy levels are tripod-mounted focal instruments that provide a magnified eyepiece for the contractor to look through.
The dumpy level is one of the simplest types of surveying levels mounted on a tripod.