Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument used to measure the magnification of a telescope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dynamometer.
  • n. An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes, consisting usually of a doubleimage micrometer applied to the eye end of a telescope for measuring accurately the diameter of the image of the object glass there formed; which measurement, compared with the actual diameter of the glass, gives the magnifying power.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes.

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Examples

  • It is a dynameter, the power of which should increase as we ascend in society.

    The Physiology of Taste

  • And there is a kind of sacredness attached to the memory of the great and the good, which seems to bid us repulse the scepticism which would allegorize their existence into a pleasing apologue, and measure the giants of intellect by an homeopathic dynameter.

    The Iliad

  • And there is a kind of sacredness attached to the memory of the great and the good, which seems to bid us repulse the scepticism which would allegorize their existence into a pleasing apologue, and measure the giants of intellect by an homaeopathic dynameter.

    The Odyssey

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