calliper


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cal·li·per

 (kăl′ə-pər)
n.
Variant of caliper.

calliper

(ˈkælɪpə) or

caliper

n
1. (Tools) (often plural) Also called: calliper compasses an instrument for measuring internal or external dimensions, consisting of two steel legs hinged together
2. (Medicine) med Also called: calliper splint a splint consisting of two metal rods with straps attached, for supporting or exerting tension on the leg
vb
(Tools) (tr) to measure the dimensions of (an object) with a calliper
[C16: variant of calibre]

cal•i•per

art at Caligula

or cal•li•per

(ˈkæl ə pər)
n.
1. Usu., calipers. an instrument for measuring thicknesses and diameters, consisting usu. of a pair of adjustable pivoted legs.
2. a calibrated instrument for measuring thickness or distances between surfaces, usu. having a screwed or sliding adjustable piece.
3. thickness or depth, as of paper or a tree.
4. the part of a disc-brake assembly that presses the brake pads against the disc.
v.t.
5. to measure with calipers.
[1580–90; presumably alter. of caliber]

calliper


Past participle: callipered
Gerund: callipering

Imperative
calliper
calliper
Present
I calliper
you calliper
he/she/it callipers
we calliper
you calliper
they calliper
Preterite
I callipered
you callipered
he/she/it callipered
we callipered
you callipered
they callipered
Present Continuous
I am callipering
you are callipering
he/she/it is callipering
we are callipering
you are callipering
they are callipering
Present Perfect
I have callipered
you have callipered
he/she/it has callipered
we have callipered
you have callipered
they have callipered
Past Continuous
I was callipering
you were callipering
he/she/it was callipering
we were callipering
you were callipering
they were callipering
Past Perfect
I had callipered
you had callipered
he/she/it had callipered
we had callipered
you had callipered
they had callipered
Future
I will calliper
you will calliper
he/she/it will calliper
we will calliper
you will calliper
they will calliper
Future Perfect
I will have callipered
you will have callipered
he/she/it will have callipered
we will have callipered
you will have callipered
they will have callipered
Future Continuous
I will be callipering
you will be callipering
he/she/it will be callipering
we will be callipering
you will be callipering
they will be callipering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been callipering
you have been callipering
he/she/it has been callipering
we have been callipering
you have been callipering
they have been callipering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been callipering
you will have been callipering
he/she/it will have been callipering
we will have been callipering
you will have been callipering
they will have been callipering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been callipering
you had been callipering
he/she/it had been callipering
we had been callipering
you had been callipering
they had been callipering
Conditional
I would calliper
you would calliper
he/she/it would calliper
we would calliper
you would calliper
they would calliper
Past Conditional
I would have callipered
you would have callipered
he/she/it would have callipered
we would have callipered
you would have callipered
they would have callipered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calliper - an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)calliper - an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
inside caliper - caliper for measuring inside dimensions (the size of a cavity or hole); points on its legs curve outward
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
micrometer caliper, micrometer gauge, micrometer - caliper for measuring small distances
odd-leg caliper - caliper having the points on its legs both curve in the same direction
outside caliper - caliper for measuring outside dimensions; points on its legs curve inward
vernier caliper, vernier micrometer - a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements
Verb1.calliper - measure the diameter of something with calipers
measure, measure out, mensurate - determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
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