cinetheodolite

cinetheodolite

[¦sin·ə·thē′äd·ə‚līt]
(engineering)
A surveying theodolite in which 35-millimeter motion picture cameras with lenses of 60- to 240-inch (1.5- to 6.1-meter) focal length are substituted for the surveyor's eye and telescope; used for precise time-correlated observation of distant airplanes, missiles, and artificial satellites.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.