Dialing Synonyms & Definitions
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• DialingDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials.
- (n.) A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dial
• DialDefinition & Meaning in English
- (v. t.) To survey with a dial.
- (n.) The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
- (n.) A miners compass.
- (n.) An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earths axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
- (v. t.) To measure with a dial.