goniometer(redirected from goniometrical)
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1. An optical instrument for measuring crystal angles, as between crystal faces.
2. A radio receiver and directional antenna used as a system to determine the angular direction of incoming radio signals.
go′ni·o·met′ric (-nē-ə-mĕt′rĭk), go′ni·o·met′ri·cal adj.
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1. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring the angles between the faces of a crystal
2. (Electronics) an instrument consisting of a transformer circuit connected to two directional aerials, used to determine the bearing of a distant radio station
[C18: via French from Greek gōnia angle]
goniometric, ˌgonioˈmetrical adj
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go•ni•om•e•ter(ˌgoʊ niˈɒm ɪ tər)
an instrument for measuring solid angles, as of crystals.
go`ni•o•met′ric (-əˈmɛ trɪk) go`ni•o•met′ri•cal, adj.
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an instrument for measuring angles, especially those of solid bodies.See also: Instruments
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