rangefinder :

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  • n  a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object

  • One machine averaged the figures of the three rangefinders, one began to reckon the distance between the Artemis and the Italian flagship, others calculated where the flagship .
  • Human eyes see a great deal more: they are sensitive to color, and are also rangefinders.
  • For aerial mapping a high-flying plane may shoot the same terrain from points a hundred feet or more apart, giving a rangefinder effect as if seen by some fantastic bird whose .

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