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direct-reading

adjective
  1. (of an instrument) calibrated so that a given quantity to be measured can be read directly off the scale without the need of a multiplying constant
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  • For insulation tests on installations, direct-reading instruments are frequently used (see Ohmmeter).

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

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