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1. paul vernier, vernier

French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)

2. vernier, vernier scale

a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale

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see synonyms of vernier
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
an auxiliary device for making a fine adjustment to an instrument, usually by means of a fine screw thread
3. (modifier)
relating to or fitted with a vernier
a vernier scale
a vernier barometer

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see synonyms of vernier
a short graduated scale that slides along a longer graduated instrument and is used to indicate fractional parts of divisions, as in a micrometer
: also vernier scale
any device that makes possible a finer setting of a tool or measuring instrument
of or fitted with a vernier

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see synonyms of vernier
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.
Of, relating to, or having a vernier.

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