An odometer or odograph is an instrument that shows the distance traveled by a vehicle, such as a bicycle or automobile. It can be electronic, mechanical, or a combination of the two. The name comes from the Greek words hodós ("path" or "gateway") and métron ("measure"). It is sometimes called a mileometer or milometer.
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- "Oxford English Dictionary (online):''odograph''". Oed.com. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/256927?redirectedFrom=odograph#. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "American Heritage Dictionary (online: Dictionary.com): ''odograph''". Dictionary.reference.com. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/odograph. Retrieved 2011-11-12.