Geology. a type of extensometer designed for geophysical use.
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Also called strain·me·ter [streyn-mee-ter] /ˈstreɪnˌmi tər/, strain·om·e·ter [strey-nom-i-ter] /streɪˈnɒm ɪ tər/.
Origin of strain gauge
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby strain gauge
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British Dictionary definitions for strain gauge
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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