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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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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 NPL said that the previous smallest Christmascard measured 200 x 209 micrometers, making their effort over 100 times smaller.
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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.
It will substitute for six expensive micrometers, not including a depth micrometer and provide internal and external diameters, lengths and depths.
The High-Accuracy Digimatic[R] Micrometer utilizes the Absolute[R] rotary sensor (patent pending) manufactured utilizing Mitutoyo's own high precision screw machining technology.
The materials are available undoped or as activated boron-doped p-type silicon nanowires with 1x10(19) /cm(3) doping at ends and a 3 micrometer intrinsic region in the centre of the wire.
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* Up to 8 wall thickness measurements, inner and outer diameter, with a laser micrometer.
calibrate the ocular micrometer, and acquire proper measurements utilizing ocular and stage micrometers; and