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pla·nim·e·ter

(plă-nim'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument formed of jointed levers with a recording index, used for measuring the area of any surface, by tracing its boundaries.
[L. planum, plane, + G. metron, measure]

planimeter

(plā-nĭm′ĕ-tĕr) [″ + Gr. metron, measure]
An apparatus used to measure the area of a plane figure by passing a tracer around the boundaries.

pla·nim·e·ter

(plă-nim'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument formed of jointed levers with a recording index used for measuring the area of any surface, by tracing its boundaries.
[L. planum, plane, + G. metron, measure]
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The area between isohyets may then be measured with a digitizer or a planimeter, and the average rainfall determined by using Equation 3.
Because we were using a planimeter to establish area values for various land use/land cover from the SCS photos, any property less than two acres in size was eliminated from the analysis due to the limits of the planimeter's accuracy and the scale of the aerial photographs.
So we measured initial and fin al gallery widths with digital calipers, measured the lengths with a digital planimeter after tracing the galleries on clear mylar, and estimated gallery size as the area of a trapezoid of these dimensions.
We used a planimeter within the geographic information system to determine habitat availabilities in the General Land Office Sections.
Motherworm size was determined by drawing the worm's outline with a camera lucida and measuring this area with a planimeter.
The extent of the impact on wetland features was then measured, usually with a planimeter.
Areas were measured on the base map using a Keuffel and Esser Polar Planimeter and were converted into [km.
To measure continent size, they traced around the perimeter of the landmasses with an electronic planimeter, a device that measures area.
The proportion of adhesive contact areas to those of no contact can be calculated with a compensating polar planimeter.
In addition to automatically recording waypoints at pre-set intervals, MobileMapper saves time by calculating polygon areas, thus saving on the need to calculate areas separately with a planimeter.
Leaf area was also analyzed using an optical electronic planimeter (LI -COR[R]--LI 3100), by randomly collecting four plants in each treatment.
The areas of pressed sample and water were measured using a planimeter (Super Planix a, Tamaya Technics Inc.