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mi·crom·e·ter 1

 (mī-krŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
A device for measuring very small distances, objects, or angles, especially one based on the rotation of a finely threaded screw.

mi·cro·me·ter 2

 (mī′krō-mē′tər)
n.
See micron.

micrometer

(maɪˈkrɒmɪtə)
n
1. (Tools) any of various instruments or devices for the accurate measurement of distances or angles
2. (Tools) Also called: micrometer gauge or micrometer calliper a type of gauge for the accurate measurement of small distances, thicknesses, diameters, etc. The gap between its measuring faces is adjusted by a fine screw, the rotation of the screw giving a sensitive measure of the distance moved by the face
miˈcrometry n
micrometric, ˌmicroˈmetrical adj

mi•crom•e•ter1

(maɪˈkrɒm ɪ tər)

n.
1. any of various devices for measuring minute distances, angles, etc., as in connection with a telescope or microscope.
2. Also called mike. a precision instrument with a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw, for the measurement of thicknesses and short lengths.
[1660–70]

mi•cro•me•ter2

(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌmi tər)

n.

mi·crom·e·ter 1

(mī-krŏm′ĭ-tər)
A device for measuring very small distances, angles, or objects.

mi·cro·me·ter 2

(mī′krō-mē′tər)
A unit of length in the metric system equal to one millionth (10-6) of a meter. Also called micron.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.micrometer - a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron, nanometer, nanometre, nm - a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter
millimeter, millimetre, mm - a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter
2.micrometer - caliper for measuring small distancesmicrometer - caliper for measuring small distances
caliper, calliper - an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
Translations

micrometer

[maɪˈkrɒmɪtəʳ] Nmicrómetro m

micrometer

[maɪˈkrɒmɪtər] npalmer m, micromètre mmicro-organism microorganism [ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɔːrgənɪzəm] nmicro-organisme m

micrometer

[maɪˈkrɒmɪtəʳ] nmicrometro, palmer m inv

mi·cro·me·ter

n. micrómetro, instrumento para medir distancias cortas.
References in classic literature ?
The 1875 piece was a hair thinner than the other coins, but neither Clayton nor Spider could have detected it without the aid of a micrometer.
However, conventional micrometer measurements of tape are least accurate at the outer ends of each tape's range and that is why two tape grade measurements are often averaged.
The most important other micrometer for use around a gun shop or the reloading bench is the tubing micrometer which has ball anvil and a flat spindle for measuring tube wall thickness or hole distances from edges.
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Up to 8 wall thickness measurements, inner and outer diameter, with a laser micrometer.
Because the K-TEK laser wavelength is only one micrometer as opposed to radar's wavelength of 10,000-plus micrometers, it has no beam divergence and can measure to surfaces at an angle.
The micrometer has a 1" range and measures as little as 50 millionths (.
Also, a reticle-type micrometer with a calibrated linear scale measures the double star orbit in position-angle and pair separation.
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