from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An instrument that measures the area of a plane figure as a mechanically coupled pointer traverses the perimeter of the figure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for measuring a plane area by carrying a tracer round its periphery, and noting the change of reading of a scale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument for measuring the area of any plane figure, however irregular, by passing a tracer around the bounding line; a platometer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An integrating device used to measure the area of an irregular figure via tracing its outline

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

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure


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