planimeter

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pla·nim·e·ter

 (plə-nĭm′ĭ-tər, plā-)
n.
An instrument that measures the area of a plane figure as a mechanically coupled pointer traverses the perimeter of the figure.

pla′ni·met′ric (plā′nə-mĕt′rĭk), pla′ni·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
pla·nim′e·try n.

planimeter

(plæˈnɪmɪtə)
n
(Mathematics) a mechanical integrating instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure, such as the area under a curve, by moving a point attached to an arm around the perimeter of the figure

pla•nim•e•ter

(pləˈnɪm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for measuring the area of plane figures.
[1855–60]
pla•ni•met•ric (ˌpleɪ nəˈmɛt rɪc) adj.
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Noun1.planimeter - a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figureplanimeter - a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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