measuring rod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n measuring rod measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
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Usage

In literature:

We may, then, at least provisionally, accept 92,870,000 miles as the length of our measuring-rod for space.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
In just a few rods Pan took the measure of this splendid horse.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
I fastened the rod on end, marked out the direction of the shadow, and measured it.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
Three dead things that give evidence on live things: a pair of scales, a bushel, a measuring-rod.
"The Triads of Ireland" by Kuno Meyer
They are much used about the farms of the South for rods for rough measurement.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
By these the bit is allowed to fall by gravity; the rod follows on its measured down stroke, and picks up the bit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Preferring his fishing rod and gun to measuring tape he soon failed.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
By-the-bye, I hate measuring-rods, they are not good business for 'extras.
"Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge" by John Newman
Each square is divided into eight lots, measuring ten by twenty rods, and containing one-fourth of an acre.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
Where is your measuring-rod?
"Seed-time and Harvest" by Fritz Reuter
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In news:

The AMT surf rod kit has a sheet of dark wood decal material in it to replicate the stained plywood of the actual "surf woodie ", i haven't measured it but i think it's 4x5 or so.
Aubrey Black removed his reel to get an accurate measurement of Marcus Canales' trout by laying the fish against the ruler on his fishing rod.
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In science:

It has recently been shown (Seo & Eisenstein 2003; Linder 2003; Blake & Glazebrook 2003) that the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations provides a “standard rod” that can be measured in the clustering of high-redshift galaxies.
Galaxy Formation
Its effect is simply a change of scale: the new unit is a times the old one.” Well, suppose that x and y denotes the linear measure of a rod in two different units, meter and centimeter.
A Comment on "On Some Contradictory Computations in Multi-dimensional Mathematics"
After describing carefully and correctly how the length of a measuring rod is defined both in the frame S’, in which it is rest, and that, S, in which it is in uniform motion, Einstein introduces a thought experiment based on the light signal clock synchronisation procedure (LSCSP) introduced in the previous section.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
AB denotes the length of the rod --measured in the stationary system.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Here I will re-examine ultra-compact radio sources as standard measuring rods, with angular diameters in the milliarcsecond (mas) range, and linear sizes of order several parsecs.
Is there a standard measuring rod in the Universe?
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