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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


alidad (Arabic) a revolving index on an astrolabe or other instrument for reading gradations.
alidade (Arabic) a revolving index on an astrolabe or other instrument for reading gradations.
astrolabe a compact instrument used to observe and calculate the position of celestial bodies before the invention of the sextant.
bascule (Fr.) an apparatus of which one end rises as the other sinks.
binocle (Fr.) a telescope for use with both eyes at once.
ceraunograph an instrument for recording thunderstorms by detecting the radio waves generated.
compass to go around.
cryoscope an instrument for determining freezing points of substances.
eidograph an instrument for copying drawings.
engyscope (Obs.) a kind of reflecting microscope.
episcope an instrument for projecting images of opaque objects.
gyrostat a modification of the gyroscope.
gyrostatic of or pertaining to the gyrostat or to gyrostatics.
gyrostatically (Adv.) GYROSTATIC, of or pertaining to the gyrostat or to gyrostatics.
hodoscope an instrument for tracing paths of ionizing particles.
megascope an instrument for projecting an enlarged image.
microtome an instrument used to cut very small sections of something.
microtomical of or like a microtome.
microtomy the art of using the microtome.
opeidoscope an instrument for illustrating sound by means of light.
poroscope an instrument for investigating porosity.
poroscopic relating to a poroscope, an instrument for investigating porosity.
poroscopy the use of a poroscope, an instrument for investigating porosity.
stroboscope an instrument for studying motion using flashes of light.
stroboscopical of or like a stroboscope, an instrument for studying motion using flashes of light.
thermobalance an analytical balance that measures weight changes when matter is heated.