Definitions for vernierˈvɜr ni ər, vɛrnˈyeɪvernier

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1. Vernier, Paul Verniernoun

French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)

2. vernier scale, verniernoun

a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale

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1. verniernoun

A secondary scale with finer graduations than the primary scale of a measuring device; the vernier measures between graduations of the larger scale.

Etymology: From Pierre Vernier, the inventor.

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1. Verniernoun

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

Etymology: [So named after the inventor, Pierre Vernier.]

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1. Vernier

Vernier is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It is divided into different sections: Vernier Village, Le Lignon, Aïre, Les Avanchets, Cointrin and Châtelaine.

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1. Vernier

ver′ni-ėr, n. a contrivance for measuring very small intervals, consisting of a short scale made to slide along a graduated instrument. [So called from Pierre Vernier (1580-1637) of Brussels, its inventor.]

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1. vernier

That fixed to the oblong opening near the lower end of the index-bar of a sextant or quadrant; it divides degrees into minutes, and these again into parts of seconds. NO! NO! The answer to the night-hail by which it is known that a midshipman or warrant officer is in the boat hailed.

2. vernier

A graduated scale for the measurement of minute divisions, especially on the arcs of astronomical instruments, sextants, &c. The thousandth part of a degree can be taken by the naked eye; the ten thousandth by a microscope.

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1. Vernier

After Pierre Vernier, the inventor of the instrument.

Anagrams for vernier »

1. nervier, verrine

Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of vernier in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of vernier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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• رنيه
• Nonius
• μικρομετρική κλίμαξ βερνιέρου
• vernier
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