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douzième

[doo-zee-em; French doo-zyem]
noun, plural dou·zi·èmes [doo-zee-emz; French doo-zyem] /ˌdu ziˈɛmz; French ˌduˈzyɛm/.
  1. (in Swiss watchmaking) the 12th part of a ligne, used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
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Origin of douzième

< French: literally, twelfth
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Historical Examples of douzieme

  • This measurement can be got by removing both end stones and taking the distance with a Boley gage or a douzieme caliper.

    Watch and Clock Escapements

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