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pedometer (n.)

instrument for measuring distances covered by a walker, 1723, from French pédomètre, a hybrid coined from Latin pedis (genitive of pes "foot," from PIE root *ped- "foot") + -meter, from Greek metron "a measure" (from PIE root *me- (2) "to measure"). At first Englished as waywiser. Related: Pedometric.

updated on March 14, 2020

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Definitions of pedometer from WordNet

pedometer (n.)
measuring instrument for recording the number of steps taken in walking;
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