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Theodolite vs. Transit

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Theodolitenoun

A surveying instrument, consisting of a small mounted telescope, used to measure horizontal and vertical angles.

Transitnoun

The act of passing over, across, or through something.

Theodolitenoun

An instrument used, especially in trigonometrical surveying, for the accurate measurement of horizontal angles, and also usually of vertical angles. It is variously constructed.

Transitnoun

The conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a public transportation system; the vehicles used for such conveyance.

‘the transit of goods through a country’;

Theodolitenoun

a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

Transitnoun

(astronomy) The passage of a celestial body across the observer's meridian, or across the disk of a larger celestial body.

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Theodolite

A theodolite is a precision optical instrument for measuring angles between designated visible points in the horizontal and vertical planes. The traditional use has been for land surveying, but they are also used extensively for building and infrastructure construction, and some specialized applications such as meteorology and rocket launching.It consists of a moveable telescope mounted so it can rotate around horizontal and vertical axes and provide angular readouts.

Transitnoun

A surveying instrument rather like a theodolite that measures horizontal and vertical angles.

Transitnoun

(navigation) An imaginary line between two objects whose positions are known. When the navigator sees one object directly in front of the other, the navigator knows that his position is on the transit.

Transitnoun

(British) A Ford Transit van, see Transit. en

Transitnoun

(North America) Public transport system.

Transitverb

To pass over, across or through something.

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Transitverb

To revolve an instrument about its horizontal axis so as to reverse its direction.

Transitverb

To make a transit.

Transitverb

(Internet) To carry communications traffic to and from a customer or another network on a compensation basis as opposed to peerage in which the traffic to and from another network is carried on an equivalency basis or without charge.

Transitnoun

The act of passing; passage through or over.

‘In France you are now . . . in the transit from one form of government to another.’;

Transitnoun

The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.

Transitnoun

A line or route of passage or conveyance; as, the Nicaragua transit.

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Transitnoun

The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.

Transitnoun

An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; - called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.

Transitverb

To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).

Transitnoun

a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

Transitnoun

a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Transitnoun

a journey usually by ship;

‘the outward passage took 10 days’;

Transitverb

make a passage or journey from one place to another

Transitverb

pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place);

‘The comet will transit on September 11’;

Transitverb

revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

Transitverb

cause or enable to pass through;

‘The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day’;

Transitnoun

the carrying of people or things from one place to another

‘a painting was damaged in transit’;

Transitnoun

the conveyance of passengers on public transport.

Transitnoun

the action of passing through or across a place

‘Guatemala is to have freedom of transit across Belize’;

Transitnoun

the passage of an inferior planet across the face of the sun, or of a moon or its shadow across the face of a planet

‘the transits of Mercury across the sun's disc’;

Transitnoun

the apparent passage of a celestial body across the meridian of a place.

Transitnoun

the passage of a celestial body through a specified sign, house, or area of a chart.

Transitverb

pass across or through (an area)

‘the new large ships will be too big to transit the Panama Canal’;

Transitverb

(of a planet or other celestial body) pass across (the face of another body, or a meridian)

‘at the end of February Jupiter transits the meridian’;

Transitverb

(of a celestial body) pass across (a specified sign, house, or area of a chart).

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