a. A theodolite in which the telescope can be reversed (turned end for end) in its supports without being lifted from them, by rotating it 180 degrees or more about its horizontal transverse axis. AGI
b. The act of reversing the direction of a telescope (of a transit) by rotation about its horizontal axis.---v. To reverse the direction of a telescope (of a transit) by rotating it 180 degrees about its horizontal axis. Syn: plunge
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