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A '''''theodolite''''' is an instrument for making accurate and precise measurements of angles. It consists of a telescope mounted on swivels and a baseplate that has a scale for measuring the angle. In use, the theodolite is leveled and the telescope is used to sight a remote target. The angle is noted, and the telescope is swiveled to sight a second target. The angle is noted again, and the difference provides the measure of the angle between the targets. The technique is used for ["triangulation"]. A '''''theodolite''''' is an instrument for making accurate and precise measurements of angles. It consists of a telescope mounted on swivels and a baseplate that has a scale for measuring the angle. In use, the theodolite is leveled and the telescope is used to sight a remote target. The angle is noted, and the telescope is swiveled to sight a second target. The angle is noted again, and the difference provides the measure of the angle between the targets. The technique is used for [[triangulation]].

A theodolite is an instrument for making accurate and precise measurements of angles. It consists of a telescope mounted on swivels and a baseplate that has a scale for measuring the angle. In use, the theodolite is leveled and the telescope is used to sight a remote target. The angle is noted, and the telescope is swiveled to sight a second target. The angle is noted again, and the difference provides the measure of the angle between the targets. The technique is used for triangulation.

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