vernier scale


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vernier scale

n.
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Noun1.vernier scale - a small movable scale that slides along a main scalevernier scale - a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
scale - an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
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Although not a Go To scope, it had adequate setting circles and a Vernier scale on the right ascension circle, which enabled me to quickly locate an object in the night sky.
The microscopes feature a 360[degrees] rotatable stage with fully indexed vernier scale and stage clips, as well as a 360[degrees] rotatable polarizer and analyzer.
This lets users make incremental adjustments for critical diameter tolerances without using a Vernier scale.
increments as well as a Vernier scale that permits setting to 0.
This month in Design History: While tuning trombones for the Hapsburg military band, Pierre Vernier creates the vernier scale, 1610.
A high precision Vernier scale permits more accurate setting accuracy to 0001 in.
The vernier scale on the target provides one additional level of precision.
The cell backplate is water-cooled and the body is insulated, as is the vernier scale adjustment on the front of the cell, to enable in-situ variation of path length while the cell is situated in the sample compartment of an FTIR spectrophotometer.
To monitor his adjustments, John glued a vernier scale to the barrel of his lens.
With a high precision Vernier scale, the new heads feature micrometer adjustment precision, with large, smooth adjusting dials graduated in increments down to 0.
That's because these heads are fitted with a high-precision Vernier scale.