vernier scale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vernier scale a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
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Usage

In literature:

A slide is made to play upon it with a vernier scale, graduated to hundredths of an inch.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
NONIUS SCALE, OR VERNIER.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Passing the eye up the vernier and scale, the second line above 3 is perceived to lie evenly with a line of the scale.
"A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments" by Henry Negretti
It consists of a fixed frame with scale and vernier.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

VR Aircraft has added a new push/pull vernier throttle quadrant to its range of semi-scale, single and twin engine throttle quadrants for personal computer simulators.
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