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1. An instrument that records the revolutions of a wheel to indicate distance traveled.
2. An instrument that measures circular arcs.

cy′clo·met′ric (-klə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
cy·clom′e·try n.


(Tools) a device that records the number of revolutions made by a wheel and hence the distance travelled
cyˈclometry n


(saɪˈklɒm ɪ tər)

1. an instrument that measures circular arcs.
2. a device for recording the revolutions of a wheel and hence the distance traversed by a wheeled vehicle.
cy`clo•met′ric (-kləˈmɛ trɪk) adj.


an instrument for counting the revolutions of a wheel that is rolled along a surface and thus the distance traveled.
See also: Instruments


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