- an instrument for determining the distance to a remote object; range finder
- any device for transmitting measurements of physical phenomena, as temperature, radiation, etc., to a distant recorder or observer: used in satellites, spacecraft, etc.
Origin of telemetertele- + -meter
transitive verbtel·e·me·tered, tel·e·me·ter·ing, tel·e·me·ters
tele- +"Ž -meter from French tÃ©lÃ©mÃ¨tre (“device used for measuring distance") coined by Selligue, possibly from a blend of tÃ©lescope and micromÃ¨tre.