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An instrument with which small forces, as of electricity or magnetism, are measured by means of the torsion they produce in a wire or slender rod.
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(General Physics) an instrument used to measure small forces, esp electric or magnetic forces, by the torsion they produce in a thin wire, thread, or rod
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an instrument for measuring small forces by determining the amount of twisting they cause in a slender wire.
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|Noun||1.||torsion balance - measuring instrument designed to measure small forces by the torsion they exert on a thin wire|
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