pantograph


pantograph
1. An instrument for reproducing drawings by a system of levers whereby a recording pencil is made to follow the movements of a stylet passing along the lines of the original. 2. In dentistry, an instrument used to record mandibular border movements that may be transferred to make equivalent settings on an articulator. [panto- + G. grapho, to record]

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pan·to·graph 'pant-ə-.graf n an instrument for copying (as from a radiograph) on a predetermined scale consisting of four light rigid bars jointed in parallelogram form

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pan·to·graph (panґto-graf) [panto- + -graph] an instrument for copying a plane figure to any desired scale.

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  • Pantograph — (Storchschnabel), ein Instrument, das zu einer gegebenen Figur eine ähnliche oder auch eine kongruente Figur zeichnet, wenn ein Stift desselben auf der gegebenen Figur entlang geführt wird. Der in Fig. 1 schematisch dargestellte Pantograph… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Pantograph — Pan to*graph, n. [Panto + graph: cf. F. pantographe.] An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale. [Written also {pantagraph}, and incorrectly {pentagraph}.] [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pantograph — (v. gr.), Instrument, so v.w. Storchschnabel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pantograph — (v. gr.), so v.w. Storchschnabel 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pantograph — (griech.), s. Storchschnabel und Telegraph …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pantograph — Pantogrāph (grch.), Storchschnabel, Instrument zum Übertragen einer Zeichnung oder Karte in einen andern (meist kleinern) Maßstab; von Christoph Scheiner 1603 erfunden und in dessen »Pantographia« (1635) beschrieben. Pantographīe, die Kunst, mit… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pantograph — Pantograph, griech. deutsch, was Storchschnabel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • pantograph — [pan′tə graf΄] n. [Fr pantographe: see PANTO & GRAPH] 1. a mechanical device for reproducing a map, drawing, etc. on the same or a different scale, consisting of a framework of jointed rods in a roughly parallelogram form 2. any similar framework …   English World dictionary

  • Pantograph — A pantograph (from Greek roots παντ all, every and γραφ to write , from their original use for copying writing) is a mechanical linkage connected in a special manner based on parallelograms so that the movement of one specified point is an… …   Wikipedia

  • Pantograph — Sorensons Gravurpantograf um 1867 Mechanischer Pantograf …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pantograph — Bügel (umgangssprachlich); Pantograf (fachsprachlich); Stromabnehmer; Allesschreiber; Storchschnabel; Pantograf * * * Pan|to|graph 〈m. 16〉 = Pantograf * * * Pantogr …   Universal-Lexikon