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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.

[Greek gōniā, angle; see genu- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

go′ni·o·met′ric (-nē-ə-mĕt′rĭk), go′ni·o·met′ri·cal adj.
go′ni·om′e·try n.
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the practice or theory of measuring angles, especially by means of a goniometer.
See also: Measurement
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Abstract: The motion of wing joints is a critical factor for successful flight in avian patients, but little information is available about goniometry in birds.
Different methods have been used to measure lumbar and sacral region angles, including goniometry,5 radiography,6 flexible rulers,7 software methods,8 spinal mouses9 and inclinometers.10 Radiography is accepted as the golden standard among all these methods.11
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Goniometry [28] and circumferential [29] measurements of muscle mass were performed at the final evaluation for each dog (Table 3).
Therefore, the objective of the current study is to investigate the validity and reliability of photography, movie, and smartphone application based goniometry compared to UG.
The clay particle orientation distributions are measured using neutron diffraction goniometry at polar angle interval of 5[degrees], giving rise to 19 data points in the range 0[degrees] to 90[degrees].
On examination by goniometry (measure the angle of joint) of the thumb, we found out that he can reach about 70[degrees] hyperextension (Fig.