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pan·to·graph

 (păn′tə-grăf′)
n.
1. An instrument for copying a plane figure to a desired scale, consisting of styluses for tracing and copying mounted on four jointed rods in the form of a parallelogram with extended sides.
2. A similarly jointed framework, such as a power-collecting trolley on an electric locomotive or an extensible telephone arm.

[Greek panto-, all; see pantomime + -graph.]

pan′to·graph′ic adj.
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pantograph

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pantagraph

n
1. (Tools) an instrument consisting of pivoted levers for copying drawings, maps, etc, to any desired scale
2. (Railways) a sliding type of current collector, esp a diamond-shaped frame mounted on a train roof in contact with an overhead wire
3. (Broadcasting) a device consisting of a parallelogram of jointed rods used to suspend a studio lamp so that its height can be adjusted
pantographer n
pantographic adj
ˌpantoˈgraphically adv
panˈtography n
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pan•to•graph

(ˈpæn təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

n.
1. an instrument for the mechanical copying of maps or diagrams on any desired scale.
2. a device for transferring current from an overhead wire to a vehicle, as an electric locomotive.
[1715–25]
pan•tog′ra•phy (-ˈtɒg rə fi) n.
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pantograph

a mechanical device for making copies of plans or drawings on a scale different from that of the original. — pantographic, adj.
See also: Copying
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantograph - mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scalepantograph - mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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Translations

pantograph

nPantograf m
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pantograph

[ˈpæntəˌgrɑːf] n (Rail, Tech) → pantografo
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