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Definition of "telemetry" [te•lem•e•try]

  • The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by wire, radio, or other means from remote sources, as from space vehicles, to receiving stations for recording and analysis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "telemetry" in a sentence
  • "Nigel: The video became important after we lost telemetry from the vehicle."
  • "Gadgets for this already exist, although in some states like CA, GPS units are illegal (radio telemetry is OK, though ... go figure)."
  • "Byrne suggested that the telemetry from the orbiters should also be stored on magnetic tape in case it was needed again later."