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ver·ni·er

 (vûr′nē-ər)
n.
1. A graduated scale whose increments are fractionally smaller than those on the scale it slides along, allowing very precise readings to be taken by noting which two marks on the scales are most closely aligned. Also called vernier scale.
2. An auxiliary device designed to facilitate fine adjustments or measurements on precision instruments.
adj.
Of, relating to, or having a vernier.

[After Pierre Vernier (1580?-1637), French mathematician.]

vernier

(ˈvɜːnɪə)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a small movable scale running parallel to the main graduated scale in certain measuring instruments, such as theodolites, used to obtain a fractional reading of one of the divisions on the main scale
2. (Mechanical Engineering) an auxiliary device for making a fine adjustment to an instrument, usually by means of a fine screw thread
3. (Mechanical Engineering) (modifier) relating to or fitted with a vernier: a vernier scale; a vernier barometer.
[C18: named after Paul Vernier (1580–1637), French mathematician, who described the scale]

ver•ni•er

(ˈvɜr ni ər)

n.
1. Also, ver′nier scale`. a small, movable, graduated scale running parallel to the fixed graduated scale of a sextant, theodolite, etc., and used for measuring a fractional part of one of the divisions of the fixed scale.
2. an auxiliary device for giving a piece of apparatus a higher adjustment accuracy.
adj.
3. equipped with a vernier.
[1760–70; after P. Vernier]

Ver•nier

(ˈvɜr ni ər, vɛrnˈyeɪ)

n.
Pierre, 1580–1637, French mathematician and inventor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vernier - French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
2.vernier - a small movable scale that slides along a main scalevernier - 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
Translations

vernier

[ˈvɜːnɪəʳ] n (Tech) (rule) → verniero
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