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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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)
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Translations

micrometer

[maɪˈkrɒmɪtəʳ] Nmicrómetro m
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micrometer

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

[maɪˈkrɒmɪtəʳ] nmicrometro, palmer m inv
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mi·cro·me·ter

n. micrómetro, instrumento para medir distancias cortas.
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References in classic literature ?
No 'delicate micrometer' -- as has been suggested by one too hasty Spaceland critic -- would in the least avail us; for we should not know WHAT TO MEASURE, NOR IN WHAT DIRECTION.
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.
The alert is issued if three conditions are met: if average daily levels of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, a fine particulate matter which is 2.5 micrometers or smaller in diameter, are above 50 microns per cubic meter of air between midnight and 4 p.m.; if the level is expected to remain above 100 microns per cubic meter the following day for more than three hours; and if a fine dust alert is issued in one of nine designated areas in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province as of 5 p.m.
The card, created by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's national measurement standards laboratory, measures 15 x 20 micrometers. A micrometer is one millionth of a metre.
This is because at these distances - say, a few micrometers - gravity is utterly overwhelmed by electromagnetism, making it almost impossible to get an accurate measurement of gravitational forces between two tiny particles.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An interdisciplinary group of researchers report on nanofibers, which enable for the first time a directed energy transport over several micrometers at room temperature.
The PosiTector RTR measures with improved accuracy over conventional micrometers because it adjusts for tape nonlinearity.
Early results indicate that Fort Wayne Metals will be able to achieve a surface roughness of 3 microinches (0.076 micrometers) RMS (root mean square) or less in Silk nitinol.
Each frame is about 25 micrometers as the average human hair is about 80 micrometers in diameter.
The abrasive cleaning particles have been: reduced from a foam via grinding or milling and the foam has a density from about 5 kg/m3 to about 150 kg/m3 and a cell size from about 40 micrometers to about 700 micrometers.