[ mahy-krom-i-ter ]
/ maɪˈkrɒm ɪ tər /
any of various devices for measuring minute distances, angles, etc., as in connection with a telescope or microscope.
Also called mike. micrometer caliper. a precision instrument with a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw, for the measurement of thicknesses and short lengths, commonly used by machinists for turning shafts or boring holes.
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Also especially British, mi·crom·e·tre.
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British Dictionary definitions for micrometer-caliper
/ (maɪˈkrɒmɪtə) /
any of various instruments or devices for the accurate measurement of distances or angles
Also called: micrometer gauge, micrometer calliper a type of gauge for the accurate measurement of small distances, thicknesses, diameters, etc. The gap between its measuring faces is adjusted by a fine screw, the rotation of the screw giving a sensitive measure of the distance moved by the face
Derived forms of micrometermicrometry, nounmicrometric (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈmɛtrɪk) or micrometrical, adjective
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Scientific definitions for micrometer-caliper (1 of 2)
[ mī-krŏm′ĭ-tər ]
A device for measuring very small distances, angles, or objects, especially one based on the rotation of a finely threaded screw, as in relation to a microscope.
Scientific definitions for micrometer-caliper (2 of 2)
[ mī′krō-mē′tər ]
A unit of length in the metric system equal to one millionth (10-6) of a meter. Also called micron
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