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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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theodolitethe‧od‧o‧lite /θiˈɒdəlaɪt $ θiˈɑː-/ noun [countable]  TETZa piece of equipment used by a land surveyor for measuring angles
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theodoliteThe composer as surveyor rather than painter, therefore, armed not with canvas but night-glasses and a theodolite.The accused bought a theodolite, suspecting that it was stolen.It included a theodolite worth £2,500 and a generator.But you'd need a theodolite and some lasers to spot any movement whatsoever from the speedometer.I held the mirror and the surveyor caught my light in his theodolite, many miles away.A photocopier, fax machine, theodolite level and calculator were taken.
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