is the art of measuring
accessible or inaccessible distances, or lines, by the help of one or more baculi
, or rods
. Daniel Schwenter
has explained this art in his Geometria Practica
(1627); and the rules of it are delivered by Wolfius
, in his Elements
. Jacques Ozanam
also gives an illustration of the principles of baculometry.
- Hutton, Charles. Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary. 1795.