Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A surveying instrument used for the rapid determination of distances, elevations, and bearings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A surveying instrument for quickly finding distances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument, esp. a transit or theodolite with stadia wires, for determining quickly the distances, bearings, and elevations of distant objects.
  • n. A speed indicator; a tachometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A surveying-instrument. See the quotation. Also called tacheometer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a theodolite designed for rapid measurements

Etymologies

tachy- + -meter (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its tachymeter function used to convert time intervals to speed or rates of events is etched around the rim of the analog face.

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  • Ok, so there is a difference between tachometer and tachymeter.

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  • Hodinkee: "In 1972, Heuer launched a promotion with the Viceroy brand of cigarettes to sell a distinctive self-winding caliber 12 Autavia with a black dial, red hands, and a tachymeter bezel (like on the Siffert Autavias) for $88 to those that sent in one carton end flap."

    Amateur Economist

  • With a stopwatch, date display, tachymeter and chronograph dials, how does it look this good?

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  • The tachymeter scale can be used to compute the speed - between 60 and 330 km/h - travelled over one kilometre.

    Top Speed

  • Features scratch resistant and anti-reflective crystal, tachymeter scale around the bezel and is water resistant to 100 meters.

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  • Features a cool dark blue dial, Japanese Miyota movement, tachymeter scale, and a silver/black bracelet.

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  • Introduced in 1960 and named for the Daytona International Speedway, it retains most of its original features (three chronographic subdials and a tachymeter on the bezel), though it's now driven by a spankin'-new movement.

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  • Features a stainless steel case, swiss quartz movement, water resistant up to 50 meters, and tachymeter.

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  • But, hey, for that you get all kinds of fancy features, including a tachymeter scale, automatic chronograph and, I'm sure, a really snazzy box.

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