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English definition of “theodolite”

theodolite

noun [C]     /θiˈɒd.əl.aɪt/ US  /-ˈɑː.də.laɪt/ specialized
a piece of equipment like a small telescope, used for measuring horizontal and vertical angles: The surveyor set up his theodolite and took some measurements.Weighing, measuring and counting devices
(Definition of theodolite noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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