telemetry(redirected from Radio telemetry)
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1. The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by wire, radio, or other means from remote sources, as from space vehicles, to receiving stations for recording and analysis.
tel′e·met′ric (tĕl′ə-mĕt′rĭk), tel′e·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
1. (Telecommunications) the use of radio waves, telephone lines, etc, to transmit the readings of measuring instruments to a device on which the readings can be indicated or recorded. See also radiotelemetry
2. (Surveying) the measurement of linear distance using a tellurometer
te•lem•e•try(təˈlɛm ɪ tri)
the automated transmission of data from a distant source, esp. from space to a ground station.
tel•e•met•ric (ˌtɛl əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
The automatic measurement and transmission of data from a distant source to a receiving station. Telemetry is used, for example, to track the movements of wild animals that have had radio transmitters attached to them.
the science or use of the telemeter; long-distance measurement.See also: Distance, Measurement
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