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spherometer

[sfi-rom-i-ter]
noun
  1. an instrument for measuring the curvature of spheres and curved surfaces.
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Origin of spherometer

1820–30; < French sphéromètre; see sphero-, -meter
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Historical Examples of spherometer

  • The spherometer is accepted as the sole guide in obtaining the proper curvature.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • The glass is ground with emery to the correct spherical figure as given by a spherometer.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • It is well to control this process by means of a spherometer, so that the desired radius may be approximately reached.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • Before the grade of emery is changed all three surfaces must agree, as nearly, at least, as the spherometer will show.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • The squares of glass are cemented to the roughing tool, and this is ground to the spherometer by means of the counterpart tool.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall


British Dictionary definitions for spherometer

spherometer

noun
  1. an instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface
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