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English: An alidade (archaic forms include alhidade, alhidad, alidad) is a device that allows the user to sight a distant object and use the line of sight to perform a task. This task can be, for example, to draw a line on a plane table in the direction of the object or to measure the angle to the object from some reference point. Angles measured can be horizontal, vertical or in any chosen plane.


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Media in category "Alidades"

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