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telemetry

Postby skinem » Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:21 am

Telemetry

te·lem·e·try

NOUN:

The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by wire, radio, or other means from remote sources, as from space vehicles, to receiving stations for recording and analysis

Main Entry: te·lem·e·try
Pronunciation: t&-'le-m&-trE
Function: noun
1 : the science or process of telemetering data
2 : data transmitted by telemetry
3 : BIOTELEMETRY
- tele·met·ric /"te-l&-'me-trik/ adjective
- tele·met·ri·cal·ly /-tri-k(&-)lE/ adverb

As with many scientific terms, the etymology isn't mentioned in most dictionaries. As with most scientific terms, I generally assume they are of Latin origins.
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Postby Perry » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:53 am

Tele means distance; from Greek for far off.

Metry means measure; from Greek metria/metron.
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:10 pm

Perry wrote:Tele means distance; from Greek for far off.

Metry means measure; from Greek metria/metron.


As in telephone (distance speaking), telegraph (distance writing), and television (distance seeing). But remember, you can't tell a woman anything!

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Postby Perry » Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:15 pm

Stargzer wrote:
Perry wrote:Tele means distance; from Greek for far off.

Metry means measure; from Greek metria/metron.


As in telephone (distance speaking), telegraph (distance writing), and television (distance seeing). But remember, you can't tell a woman anything!

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