Definitions for caliperˈkæl ə pər

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  1. caliper, calliper(verb)

    an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)

  2. caliper, calliper(verb)

    measure the diameter of something with calipers

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  1. caliper(Noun)

    Uncommon variant of calipers.

  2. caliper(Noun)

    The part of a disc brake that holds the brake pads.

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  1. Caliper

    A caliper is a device used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object. A caliper can be as simple as a compass with inward or outward-facing points. The tips of the caliper are adjusted to fit across the points to be measured, the caliper is then removed and the distance read by measuring between the tips with a measuring tool, such as a ruler. It is used in many fields such as mechanical engineering, metalworking, woodworking, science and medicine.

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