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Definition of the noun alidade
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noun - plural: alidades
- surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- alternative spelling: alidad
- more generic terms: surveying instrument / surveyor's instrument = an instrument used by surveyors
- part of: theodolite / transit = a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
- surveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles
Alternative definition of the noun alidade
- a sighting device used for measuring angles
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by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Alidade: An alidade is a device that allows one to sight a distant object and use the line of sight to perform a task. This task can be, for example, to draw a line on a plane table in the direction of the object or to measure the angle to the object ...
by Giles Harrison
iv An alidade is a sighting device which also allows.
e-Study Guide for: Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems by Michael N. DeMers, ISBN 9780470129067 (2013)
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Alidade: An alidade is a device that allowsoneto sight adistant object and use the line of sight to perform a task. This task can be, for example, to draw a line on a plane table in the direction ofthe objectortomeasure theangle to the ...
by Roy G. D'Andrade
The alidade is a physical structure that makes possible a particular kind of computation - the determination of an angle to a distant point. This is a relatively simple kind of cognitive operation, but one which humans are not good at judging ...
by Satheesh Gopi, R. Sathikumar, N. Madhu
The alidade is the upper rotatable part of the instrument. Its main parts are the standards, the vertical circle (13), the tilting axis with the telescope, the circle reading optics (see Fig. 11.6) and plate level (22) for setting the standing axis vertical ...
Basic Field Methods by Richard Michael Stewart
An alidade is a telescope mounted on a straight-edged base that parallels the line ...
Surveying Instruments (1982)
by Fritz Deumlich
Alidade The alidade is an instrument for the graphical survey of terrain points. Its main parts are a stand with plotting device, a telescope standard rigidly connected to it, and a telescope which can be rotated around a horizontal axis, and which ...
Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)
by S.E. Stiegeler
alidade tures called *stromatolites may also be of algal origin. Compared with bacteria, fungi, and actinomycetes, algae are relatively unimportant in soils but certain bluegreen algae do fix atmospheric nitrogen. They are often pioneers in ...
by S. Gottwald
The alidade A is a circular disc, free to rotate in the spindle, having two diametrically opposite pointers and carrying a spirit level ...
alidade Part of the ...
by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson
Gale alidade A light compact alidade, with a low pillar and a reflecting prism through which the ocular may be viewed from above. As used by geologists it is commonly equipped with the Stebinger drum. Syn: explorer's alidade. galena ...
by Jacqueline Smith
alidade /al-ă-dayd/ A surveying instrument used for sighting onto objects of detail and for defining the rays to be drawn to them in PLANE TABLING. The alidade is basically a ruler of metal or wood with a vertical slit sight at ...
by Alan Christensen
alidade. alidade An instrument on a table useful for determining the directions of distant points. It was often used in mapmaking before the use of GIS. alien A reference sometimes made to a plant that is native in one region but is then planted ...
From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Jerry H. Bentley, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr, Patrick Manning, Kenneth Pomeranz, Steven Topik
®alidade ̄). is then pointed at objects in the sky, and the angle of that rule is then read off the main body of the instrument. The principal historical importance of the astrolabe lies in its contributions to the development of astronomy and to the ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1I1D2A1D2E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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