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alidade

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al=i=dade

CIDE DICTIONARY

alidaden. [LL. alidada, alhidada, fr. Ar. al-'idāda a sort of rule: cf. F. alidade.].
     The portion of a graduated instrument, as a quadrant or astrolabe, carrying the sights or telescope, and showing the degrees cut off on the arc of the instrument  Whewell.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

alidade, n. Surveying & Astron. an instrument for determining directions or measuring angles.

Etymology
F f. med.L f. Arab. al-' idada the revolving radius f. ' adud upper arm

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