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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surveying instrument mean? 

  The noun SURVEYING INSTRUMENT has 1 sense:

1. an instrument used by surveyors

  Familiarity information: SURVEYING INSTRUMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An instrument used by surveyors

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Nouns denoting man-made objects


surveying instrument; surveyor's instrument

Hypernyms ("surveying instrument" is a kind of...):

instrument (a device that requires skill for proper use)

Meronyms (parts of "surveying instrument"):

sight (a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surveying instrument"):

alidad; alidade (surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles)

alidad; alidade (surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments)

clinometer; inclinometer (an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation)

plane table (surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details)

flagpole; range pole; ranging pole (surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors)

surveyor's level (surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis; for measuring relative heights of land)

theodolite; transit (a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod)

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