Noun(1) a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
(1) They retrieved all but one of 700 parts and so meticulous was their work - the position of each was plotted with a theodolite and recorded - that even now they could still all be taken back to the exact points where they were found.(2) We did not use a theodolite to fix the position of the whales precisely, so the speed estimates have some inherent inaccuracy.(3) He set up his theodolite to get the bearings for the sundial and indicated its orientation on a north-south line.(4) A bunch of men was clustered around a surveyor's theodolite .(5) Tracked by theodolite , these balloons indicated the speed and direction of the wind in the upper atmosphere.(6) By the 1970s, however, the electronic theodolite began to replace the transit since it could measure angles more accurately on both the horizontal and vertical axes.(7) Technological advances included a marked wheel for measuring distances accurately, a greatly improved theodolite , and the gradual elimination of picturesque but irrelevant detail.(8) Any number of homemade traps and snares were primed at any one time, carefully crafted in his toolshed with top-quality materials, and placed with due care by spirit level and theodolite in the garden for maximum bloodletting.(9) Near it stands a theodolite , similar to one Morgan used.(10) Then there were his surveying tools: theodolite , plane table, brass scales, parallel ruler.(11) The trophy is a 1930s theodolite - which was used for surveying work - and is presented by the institution every year.(12) You could use a surveying device such as a theodolite , moving around in the room, measuring angles to the bulb from different positions, and using trigonometry to work out the distance.(13) Among the instruments shown are compasses, scales, surveying wheels and chains, theodolites , protractors, and quadrants.(14) The teenager learnt his trade in the rough rugged country of inland Taranaki, lugging theodolites , slashers and supplies, locating and cutting lines through dense undergrowth and heavy virgin bush.(15) Accuracy has a conceptual beauty which was once visible in the look of chronometers and theodolites .(16) Long says his company hires surveyors who use theodolites to locate the centerlines in both directions for the templates.
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