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rangefinder

an instrument for determining the distance of an object from the observer, esp in order to sight a gun or focus a camera

rangefinder

[′rānj ‚fīnd·ər]
(communications)
A movable, calibrated unit of the receiving mechanism of a teletypewriter by means of which the selecting interval may be moved with respect to the start signal.
(electronics)
A device which determines the distance to an object by measuring the time it takes for a radio wave to travel to the object and return.
(engineering)
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