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Vernier

Ver´ni`er
n.1.A short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated instrument, as the limb of a sextant, or the scale of a barometer, for indicating parts of divisions. It is so graduated that a certain convenient number of its divisions are just equal to a certain number, either one less or one more, of the divisions of the instrument, so that parts of a division are determined by observing what line on the vernier coincides with a line on the instrument.
Vernier calipers
a gauge with a graduated bar and a sliding jaw bearing a vernier, used for accurate measurements.
Vernier compass
a surveyor's compass with a vernier for the accurate adjustment of the zero point in accordance with magnetic variation.
Vernier transit
a surveyor's transit instrument with a vernier compass.
Noun1.vernier - a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
Synonyms: vernier scale
2.Vernier - French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
Synonyms: Paul Vernier
mathematician, Paul Vernier
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Vernage
vernal
vernal equinox
Vernal grass
vernal iris
Vernal signs
vernal witch hazel
Vernant
Vernate
Vernation
Verne
Verner
Verner's law
VERnet
Vernicle
Vernicose
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vernier caliper
Vernier calipers
Vernier compass
vernier micrometer
vernier scale
Vernier transit
Vernile
Vernility
Vernine
Vernish
vernix
vernix caseosa
vernonia
Vernonin
Verona
veronal
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