Etymology
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telemeter (n.)

1860, a rangefinder for surveying and artillery, from French télémètre (1852), from télé- "far" (see tele-) + mètre "meter" (see -meter). Used from 1953 for a pay-as-you-watch TV system with a coin box attached to the set. Related: Telemetry.

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Definitions of telemeter

telemeter (n.)
any scientific instrument for observing events at a distance and transmitting the information back to the observer;
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