strain gauge


noun

Geology. a type of extensometer designed for geophysical use.

Nearby words

  1. straightly,
  2. straightneck,
  3. straightway,
  4. strain,
  5. strain fracture,
  6. strained,
  7. strainer,
  8. straining arch,
  9. straining piece,
  10. straining sill

Origin of strain gauge

First recorded in 1905–10

Also called strain·me·ter [streyn-mee-ter] /ˈstreɪnˌmi tər/, strain·om·e·ter [strey-nom-i-ter] /streɪˈnɒm ɪ tər/.

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British Dictionary definitions for strain gauge

strain gauge

noun

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
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