Nonius

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nonius A vernier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nonius Same as vernier.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Latinized form of Nunez, the name of a Portuguese mathematician

Usage

In literature:

Silva Nonius Bassus, Asinius Pollio Verrucosus.
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
Accordingly, Catullus calls Nonius an "ulcer-spot," though "sitting in the curule chair.
"The Consolation of Philosophy" by Boethius
The first edition of Nonius was printed at Rome in 1470 by Lauer; the second, in 1471, was without place or name.
"Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University" by Anonymous
Attianus, Nonius, iv 41.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
He lost his election chiefly through the exertions of A. Nonius, who was chosen in his stead.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The flat bar which carries the nonius scale and index-glass of a quadrant, octant, quintant, or sextant.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Nonius, Petrus (Pedro Nunez), 166.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
It is much inferior to the similar work of Nonius, with which it is often edited.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Nonius Maximus caricatured at Pompeii, 16.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Sarcophagus of Nonius Asprenas.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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In news:

Life of Marcus Nonius Macrinus believed to have inspired film.
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