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strain gauge

Geology. a type of extensometer designed for geophysical use.
Also called strainmeter
[streyn-mee-ter] /ˈstreɪnˌmi tər/ (Show IPA),
[strey-nom-i-ter] /streɪˈnɒm ɪ tər/ (Show IPA)
Origin of strain gauge
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A strain gauge to find out how much thrust a mosquito puts out.

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British Dictionary definitions for strain gauge

strain gauge

a device for measuring strain in a machine or other structure, usually consisting of a metal filament that is attached to it and receives the same strain. The strain can be measured by the change in the electrical properties of the filament
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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