pedometer

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

According to the American Heritage Dictionary, from French pédomètre, from pedi-, Latin combining form for "foot", plus -ometer, from Greek. In French now the word is podomètre, and similar in other Romance languages and in Greek (ποδόμετρο (podómetro)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɪˈdɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/

Noun[edit]

pedometer (plural pedometers)

  1. A device, often electronic, that measures the number of steps taken, and thus estimates the distance walked.
    He thought that buying a pedometer would spur him on to exercise.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek παῖς (paîs, child) + -meter.

Noun[edit]

pedometer (plural pedometers)

  1. (Canada, US) Alternative spelling of paedometer

Further reading[edit]

  • pedometer” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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