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1. alidade

noun. surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles.

Synonyms

  • surveying instrument
  • alidad

Etymology

  • alidade (French)
  • alidada (Spanish)

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2. alidade

noun. surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments.

Synonyms

  • alidad
  • theodolite
  • surveyor's instrument
  • transit

Etymology

  • alidade (French)
  • alidada (Spanish)

Example sentences of the word alidade


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pick up the astrolabe and aim the alidade towards the sun.

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